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The impact of national forest programs on forest development in selected tropical countries

The impact of national forest programs on forest development in selected tropical countries

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Can national efforts (on political levels) to conserve forest resources really be successful in countries featuring corruption and poor enforcement capacities? Find out in this Forestry Bachelor Thesis.
Can national efforts (on political levels) to conserve forest resources really be successful in countries featuring corruption and poor enforcement capacities? Find out in this Forestry Bachelor Thesis.

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THE IMPACT OF NATIONALFOREST PROGRAMS ONFOREST DEVELOPMENT INSELECTED TROPICALCOUNTRIES
 JD, 2007 
 
 
A: ABSTRACT and KEYWORDSAbstract
: The development of tropical forests – and especially evergreen tropical rainforests – has been a widely acknowledged and wildly discussed topic for decades: deforestation inthe tropics continues at alarming rates, with dreadful consequences such as the rapid loss of  biodiversity or the increased release of carbon stocks with regard to global warming. Thisthesis takes a closer look at seven countries that harbor tropical rainforests: ecological zonesand forest types, the state of forest resources and trends in forest development are being presented as general information; then, national forest programs, laws and policies are beingexamined more closely, leading to a final section for each country which summarizes theoutcomes and attempts to condense and explain why most programs fail. The last part of the paper seeks to compare and summarize trends in the different countries, concluding that theimpact of national forest programs in the examined tropical countries has been very low.Lastly, negative effects of ongoing tropical deforestation, positive trends over the pastdecades and limitations to the study are being reviewed.
Keywords
: Evergreen humid tropical rainforest, state of tropical forests, tropical forestry,tropical forest development, impact of national forest policy, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Congo,Cameroon, Vietnam, Indonesia
 
B: TABLE OF CONTENTSA: ABSTRACT and KEYWORDSB: TABLE OF CONTENTSC: OCCURING ABBREVIATIONS1.Introduction
2.
The process of country selection
2.1.Defining the term “tropical countries”2.2.Focusing on countries with evergreen tropical rainforest2.2.1.Defining the term “evergreen tropical forest”2.2.2Motivation for the emphasis on evergreen tropical rainforest in this paper 2.2.3Occurrence of evergreen tropical rainforest and potential candidates2.3.“National forest programs”: Definition, availability and sources2.4.Deforestation rates as an approach to categorization: the final selection3.
Country profiles
3.1.Introducing the chapter and defining important phrases3.1.1.Contents and structure of the “Country profiles” section3.1.2.Definitions of frequently occurring terms3.2.South America3.2.1.Section overview3.2.2.Peru – A south American role model?3.2.3.Brazil – The fate of the Amazon Basin3.2.4.Ecuador – A small country facing big problems3.3.Africa3.3.1.Section overview3.3.2.Congo – In the aftermath of civil war 3.3.3.Cameroon – A forestry disaste3.4.South-east Asia3.4.1.Section overview3.4.2.Vietnam – A country on the right path?3.4.3.Indonesia – Working to reverse a reality of destruction4.
Outcome and Conclusion
4.1.Research findings: Attempting comparability4.1.1.Overview of occurring ecological zones and forest types4.1.2.General state of forest resources in the examined countries4.1.3.Trends in tropical forest development4.1.4.Parallels and differences in tropical forestry4.2.Conclusion on the impact of national forest programs in tropical countries4.2.1.Facing a grim reality4.2.2.The seeds of failure: Why the examined programs malfunction4.3.Negative effects of ongoing tropical deforestation4.4.Positive developments over the past decades4.5.Limitations to the study5.
BibliographyD:APPENDIX:
Country factsheets 1-9

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