In focus Community forestry


News - 31 Mar 2017
A guide to the 'when', 'what' and 'why' of changing rights over resources
Analysis - 27 Aug 2014
It's about muddling through and being flexible enough to adapt to change.

News - 26 Apr 2017
Local law and order
Can communities and legislation stop Indonesian peatfires?
Analysis - 25 Apr 2017
Collective forest tenure reforms: Where do we go from here?
A scientist’s reflection on the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
News - 15 Mar 2017
Tenure and trade: How to make a living from the forests of Nepal
Tension between the broader devolution of rights to communities and specific forest regulations hamper the development of sustainable eco-businesses
Interview - 7 Mar 2017
Gender and Forests
New reader compiles 30 years of research conducted on this perennially relevant topic
Analysis - 3 Mar 2017
The chicken or the egg?
What should come first: A research publication, or an impassioned blog post? A case study of Zambia’s mukula tree
Analysis - 28 Feb 2017
Forests sustaining agriculture?
New scientific review reveals big knowledge gaps
Analysis - 20 Feb 2017
Indonesian president hands over management of forests to indigenous people
In a fresh start in customary forest recognition by the State, President Joko Widodo bestows the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities
News - 6 Feb 2017
An environmental balancing act
Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development
News - 2 Feb 2017
Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests
As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration
News - 1 Feb 2017
Protecting Tanzania’s mangroves
Why the current conservation scheme is falling short, and alternative approaches to strengthen it
Analysis - 30 Jan 2017
The human element of mangrove management
Forests News invited Stephen Brooks, Land Tenure and Resource Governance Advisor for USAID, to write this special guest article in advance of World Wetlands...