Community Forest Management and Policy implication for the Biosphere Reserve of Luki, Democratic Republic of Congo

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Maatalous-metsätieteellinen tiedekunta, Metsätieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Forest Sciences en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Agrikultur- och forstvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för skogsvetenskaper sv
dc.contributor.author Shange, Bosaze Rufinga
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507212023
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/38960
dc.description.abstract This research focused on sustainable community forest management and policy implications for the biosphere reserve of Luki in the DR- Congo. The purpose of this research was to find out opportunities and options to develop sustainable community forest management at the biosphere reserve of Luki. The research was conducted in the biosphere reserve of Luki located in the southwest of DR- Congo. The human activities threat the biosphere reserve of Luki to be under significant pressure of unsustainable management. The research revealed a number of options and opportunities to establish sustainable community forest management and policies needed to sustain forest ecosystem in the biosphere of Luki. The research uses a qualitative research methods, both primary and secondary data were collected during field work in 2010 through interviews and other various participatory methods. The interviewee includes different local forestry authorities and local community. The results of the research showed that, sustainable community forest management cannot be established in an environment where no effective policy instruments or law enforcement being in place. The results show that, due to political conditions in DR- Congo, the government has not been able to put certain measure to resolve tenure rights. This has remained a difficult issue and challenge that the government has not been able to find an immediate solution. The research recommends the need to develop a sustainable community forest management at the biosphere reserve of Luki. The government needs to clarify the forest code by clearly stating what government wants to do with its vast forest resources, especially in regard to the forest dependent people. A policy framework should be put in place as soon as possible in order for forest institutions to be able to function. The management strategy should be an inclusive process in order to promote equity and multiple use of forest resource at local community level. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject sustainable en
dc.subject property right en
dc.subject participation en
dc.subject forest dependent people en
dc.subject governance en
dc.title Community Forest Management and Policy implication for the Biosphere Reserve of Luki, Democratic Republic of Congo en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.subject.discipline Skogsekologi (tropisk skogsvård) sv
dc.subject.discipline Forest Ecology (Tropical Silviculture) en
dc.subject.discipline Metsäekologia (trooppinen metsänhoito) fi
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507212023

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