The long-held contention that rural forest communities are the prime culprits in tropical forest destruction is increasingly being discredited, as evidence mounts that the best way to protect rainforests is to involve local residents in sustainable management.
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
Rights-based management programs work for commercial fishing, but do they have the same result with recreational fishing? Leal and Majaraj explain how rights-based management can work for recreational fishermen as well.
Edited by Donald R. Leal and Vishwanie Maharaj