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Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

- Rights and Resources, International Tropical Timber Organization





The goal of this report is to present and analyze the state of forest tenure in much of the world’s tropical forests. Secure forest tenure is not only important for climate change mitigation – it is a basic building block of economic growth, social cohesion, personal well-being and environmental protection. While this report highlights evolutions in the geographical extent of forest ownership distribution, it also identifies some of the main challenges to the highly qualitative concept of tenure security and points out several opportunities to capitalize on recent transitions to widen the reach of local community tenure and to deepen the exercise of tenure rights.


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Key data from “RRI-ITTO Tropical Tenure Assessment” Key data from “RRI-ITTO Tropical Tenure Assessment”


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Release Date: May 2009
File Type: PDF [PDF]
File Size: 592 KB