Opposition and resistance to forest protection initiatives in the Philippines

the role of local stakeholders
  • 29 Pages
  • 0.74 MB
  • English
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development , Geneva
Forest protection -- Philippines., Forest policy -- Philipp
Statementby Howie G. Severino.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- 92, Discussion paper (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) -- 92.
ContributionsUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 29 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18484739M

Opposition and Resistance to Forest Protection Initiatives in the Philippines: The Role of Local Stakeholders Following a brief assessment of attempts by the government of the Philippines to reverse forest destruction and promote community-based forestry, the author presents four case studies which focus on very different types of forest.

Opposition and resistance to forest protection initiatives in the Philippines. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Howie G Severino.

Opposition and Resistance to Forest Protection Initiatives in the Philippines In a 15 May speech before the annual meeting of the International Tropical Timber Organization, President Fidel Ramos professed in clear terms this shift from corporate to community forestry.

He denounced the commercial concession. forest resource, the key actors and their roles in shaping recent policy initiatives towards community-based forest management, and the current policy-related con-cerns confronting the forestry sector.

Table + Status of forests in the Philippines, + forest area (hectares) by region. Table, Forest types of the Philippines. How We Work Tanim • Tanim • Plant Scroll Down Strategy Goal The Forest Foundation Philippines’ overall, long-term goal is the protection and sustainable management of Philippine forests and its biodiversity.

Description Opposition and resistance to forest protection initiatives in the Philippines EPUB

Grow Forests Enhanced forest ecosystems that provide products and services. We support the participatory protection, management and enhancement of forest ecosystems that provide. National Forest Protection Program Get to Know Us More The Forest Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides technical guidance to the central and field offices for the effective protection, development, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds.

Annex 3 Ancestral Domain Areas in the Philippines (in Hectares) Annex 4 Eighteen Major River Basins in the Philippines Annex 5 List of Watershed Forest Reserve (Proclaimed Watershed) and Management Plan (as of ) Annex 6 List of Priority. (NAMRIA), open forest accounted for 68 percent ( million hectares) of the total forest cover in the Philippines, 28 percent are closed forest while the rest are mangrove.

The top three regions with the highest forest cover are Region 2 with million hectares, followed by Region 4 -B. United States Forest Service - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the US Forest Service provides leadership in the protection, management, and use of the nation's forest, rangeland, LEOs also enforce some or all state laws on National Forest Lands.

The Philippines is losing approximat hectares of forest cover every year, according to the data provided by the Forest Management Bureau of the Department of.

Forest management and protection are an important part of the Philippines’ strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 per cent bya commitment made for the new global agreement on climate change reached in Paris last December. Forest management and protection are an important part of the Philippines’ strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent bya commitment made for the new global agreement on.

A closer look at the forests of the Philippines Estimates of current forest cover in the Philippines are highly variable between sources. According to the national Forest Management Bureau, forest cover in the Philippines declined from 21 million hectares, or 70% of the its land area, in to about million hectares by Forest policy and national politics / Marites Dañguilan Vitug --The changing role of government in forest protection / Ben S.

Malayang III --NGO influence on environmental policy / Marvic M.V.F. Leonen --The role of local stakeholders in forest protection / Howie G. Severino --Social and political determinants of successful community-based.

Forest denudation is at an advanced stage in the Philippines. Total forest cover shrank from million ha in to million ha in The remaining old-growth forest covered less than 1 million ha in and possibly as little asha.

Who We Are Kubo • Kubo • Nipa Hut Scroll Down Our Story We are Forest Foundation Philippines, a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests. Bonded by a mutual affinity for the protection of the country’s lush forests, the Forest Foundation Philippines was established in [ ].

They lived in the big cities. Some even sold their rights to the forest concessions and lived off the green of the land. Moreover, money for logging supported candidates during election campaigns.” In the past, forest resources helped fuel the country’s economy. In the s, Philippines was touted the prima donna among world timber exporters.

The Philippines is both a hotspot and a megadiversity area, making it a priority for conservation. The country’s forests are habitat for more than 6, plant species and numerous bird and animal species, including the endangered Philippine Eagle and the Visayan warty pig.

Forests also serve as home to some 12 million indigenous peoples. They [ ]. Philippines: formation and transformation in the 20th century.

Secondary forests are the largest and most dynamic natural forest ecosystems in the Philippines. This paper examines the characteristics and dynamics of secondary forests in the country. In the last century, the country lost 50% of its natural tropical forest cover.


Introduction. It is well known and recorded that the forests of Southeast Asia, including those of the Philippines, are the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystems on Earth. Matt Hill: The Philippines suffers from deforestation perhaps more than any other country, not only in the scale of forest loss but also in the rate at which forests are being cut down.

Just in the last years the Philippines has lost close to 10 million hectares of forest, taking it from some 70% forest coverage down to a mere 20%. Community-based forest management (CBFM) is the national strategy for forest conservation in the Philippines.

Details Opposition and resistance to forest protection initiatives in the Philippines PDF

This research explores state-led CBFM in the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP). Inside the park, multiple CBFM project sites exist under two state-led programs: the Integrated Social Forestry Program and the Community-Based Forest.

The forest cover in the Philippines has declined continuously by an average ofhectares per year (Lasco and Pulhin, ), decreasing from the estimated million hectares in to.

Forest is regarded as an important resource for development in the Philippines. Its vast expanse provides a vital economic base for a large portion of the population. It is also home to a wide range of flora and fauna, provides raw material for forest-based industries and furnishes the people and the economy of the Philippines with recreation.

The Philippines has very rich biodiversity in terms of number and percentage. It is regarded as one of 17 mega biodiversity countries due to its geographical isolation, diverse habitats and high.

Philippines hadha of planted forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between andPhilippines lost an average of 54, ha or % per year. In total, between andPhilippines gained % of its forest cover, or around 1, ha. Philippines's forests contain million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Included in the report is information and figures related to the Philippine forest cover, loss of forest cover, shifting cultivation in the Philippines, forest resource depletion and deforestation, and a discussion of the problem in a wider setting.

60 pages.

Download Opposition and resistance to forest protection initiatives in the Philippines PDF

x inches. Of the 22 case studies featured in the page book, four are from the Philippines. Luzon has three good examples. The Kalahan Forest Reserve between Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and San Nicolas, Pangasinan, provides a compelling case of an indigenous ethnic group using forestry practices to help maintain cultural identity.

The Haribon Foundation (BirdLife in the Philippines), with the support of the Disney’s Friends for Change has produced a 6-minute video aimed at children on deforestation and its impacts, and what Haribon is doing to tackle the problem and restore degraded forests as part of BirdLife’s Forests of Hope programme.

The Philippines has been blessed with some of the most biologically diverse as well as the most beautiful forests anywhere on the planet. These forests, either natural or man-made, have served many functions for people, and it is only now that most have become aware of the inherent importance of the forests and why our existence may ultimately be dependent on the survival of these wonders of.

Natural resources play an important role in the Philippine economy. While agriculture, fisheries and forestry represented about 9 percent of GDP inthey accounted for nearly one-third ( percent) of total employment.

Equally important, natural capital provides energy, water, flood control, storm mitigation and other environmental services that benefit the entire.forest devolution have been made over the last decade.

until the early s the Philippines’ forest policies were characterised as highly regulatory, centrally controlled, and industry oriented (BrillantesContrerasPulhin ). Forest policy change in the Philippines falls into three distinctive periods as shown below.Agenda 21 is a non-binding action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development.

It is a product of the Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels.