Criteria And Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management by P. C. Kotwal; Prakash, M. D. Om

Criteria And Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management by P. C. Kotwal; Prakash, M. D. Om

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Contents Preface. I. An overview of sustainable forest management 1. Sustainable Forest Management a secure base for conservation and sustainable livelihood. 2. Global initiative for Sustainable Forest Management (International Initiatives towards C and I for SFM). 3. Sustainable Forest Management in India. 4. Empirical and conceptual framework of C and I for SFM. II. Biodiversity conservation and sustainability 5. Biodiversity and sustainability in resource use need for taking action. III. Economic valuation of natural resources 6. Forestry resources and their valuation. 7. Existing system of forest resource accounting. 8. Distortions in the existing system of forest resource accounting. 9. A proposed system of FRA in India. IV. Forest certification Policy instrument to promote SFM Background. 10. Forest certification policy instrument to promote SFM. 11. Standard of forest certification. 12. Certification of forestry products Indian scenario. V. Forest monitoring and evaluation system Background. 13. Forest monitoring and evaluation system. VI. National strategy for SFM 14. Initiatives of SFM in India. 15. Carbon sequestration. Glossary of terms. Bibliography. Annexes. India is a growing economic power and is expected to grow at a sustained annual average rate of 7 8% in first leg up to the end of current decade and at the rates of nearing 10% by the later period of the year 2010. At this critical phase of its development the resilience of this democratic nation remains in its commitment towards sustainable development and economic prosperity without damaging the environmental and natural fabric of the nation which is necessary for the well being of its diverse masses. However sizeable proportion of population is dependent on natural resources including forests. Under the changing scenario of economic socio cultural and developmental scene ensuring the sustainability of natural resources particularly the availability of limited forest resources becomes a challenge for the sector. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) becomes the necessity for the country looking to the dependency of rural poor on the forests for their livelihood. SFM incorporates the technical ecological and economic aspects of the forestry as well as addresses the socio economic and livelihoods of forest dwelling communities. Criteria and indicators (C&I) approach being adopted by as many as 159 countries for achieving SFM. The C and I is framework helps to define the SFM and continuously monitor the various interventions made to improve the forests. The book is devoted on this important aspect of the forestry sector of India and it is the first attempt of its kind on the theoretical and practical aspects of C and I for SFM. This book is made an attempt to help young persons who are studying SFM and other forestry subjects at college or universities to understand the concept and upgrade their knowledge on the subject. Throughout the book the complex subject has been made simple to understand. Part I gives an overview of the SFM C and I for SFM in India. Part II describes the Biodiversity conservation and sustainability Part III devoted to economic valuation for forest resources giving note of existing system of forest resource accounting and distortion in it and also on the proposed forest resource accounting suiting to forestry situation in India. Part IV to VI discusses the issues of forest certification and need forest monitoring and evaluation system and national strategy for SFM. 312 pp. This 2007 International Book Distributors Hardcover is in Very Good condition.

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