Best Reference Books – Forest Policies and Legislation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Forest Policies and Legislation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Forest Policies and Legislation along with reviews.

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1. “Democratizing Forest Governance in India” by Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon

“Democratizing Forest Governance in India” Book Review: This book is meant for the students of sociology, ecological, environmental and development studies. It is also useful for the activists, foresters, policy makers and bureaucrats. The book mainly focuses on the management and governance of forest resources. It includes the description of the forest related rights, responsibilities, accountability and structures. It also covers the topics of conversion of forest to non-forest uses, forest for wildlife conservation and local management. This book focuses on analysis of the complex issues in democratic governance of forests in India. It also discusses the challenges in the shift cultivation and effect of economic growth on forest. It covers the contribution of the Forest Rights Act, the changes in the Wildlife Act and the complexities of the Godavarman Case. It also involves the explanation of the developments and the challenges to the idea of democratic governance.

2. “Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends” by Rowena Maguire

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“Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends” Book Review: This book focuses on the government requirements and the legal principles of sustainable forest management. It is useful for the activists, policymakers, researchers as well as for the students of Sociology and development studies. It includes the concepts of forest regulation like governance, justice, property and sovereignty. Also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in UNFCCC, WB and UNFF. The book also includes the analysis of non-state international forest regulation like forest certification and ecosystem markets. In addition, it provides the legal analysis of the current policy trends, complexities and the challenges for the international forest regulation. The book concludes with practical recommendations and suggestions for the global forest governance and forest institutions.

3. “The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation, and Sustainable Forestry” by Christopher Tollefson

“The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation, and Sustainable Forestry” Book Review: This book is the consideration of the concrete policy implications of the sustainable forestry transition. It is helpful for the department of sociology and development as well as for the researchers and activists. It involves the analyses of the potential and the limit of market and other policies. The book involves some examples of the recent developments in the British Columbia forest policy. The book covers the concept of sustainability in the fields of forest practices, forest policies, land-use zoning and eco certification. It integrates the ways to implement sustainable forestry and to focus on promoting the environmental values considering the relative merits and market instruments. It also includes legal regimes that could help to obtain sustainable forestry.

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4. “The Governance of Western Public Lands: Mapping Its Present and Future” by Martin A Nie

“The Governance of Western Public Lands: Mapping Its Present and Future” Book Review: This book is meant for studying the conflicts of the governance of public lands and resource management. It would be helpful for the researchers, foresters, policy makers and for the department of forestry and sociology. It covers the strengths and the weaknesses of legal policies and the study of current policy conflicts. Problems such as scarcity, mistrust, intermixed ownership, budgets and political strategies have been discussed in this book. It also includes examining the solutions and processes used to solve them. The major laws governing the federal lands and resources are also discussed. The book has a detailed discussion for the layers of federal law and the stages to resolve the problem of governing western lands and resources.

5. “Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks” by Donald W Sparling

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“Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of resource management, forestry and sociology as it is based on the natural resource administration. It involves the history of laws protecting resources and natural resource conservation in Europe and North America. Topics including wildlife administration, fisheries, forestry are discussed in depth. It also examines the roles of non-governmental agencies in natural resource management and human dimensions of economic concerns. The book covers the models for international use and assists the processes of professional societies. The book results in better understanding of the policies and the priorities in professional conservation. In addition, it includes some questions for further thoughts and discussion to understand the concepts in depth.

6. “Assessing the International Forest Regime” by Richard G Tarasofsky

“Assessing the International Forest Regime” Book Review: This book is useful for the policy makers, department of forestry and researchers. It focuses on the framework of legally binding instruments and the actions taken at the global level by various countries. It provides the assessment of the international forest regime in terms of opportunities, overlaps, uncertainties and gaps. The book also discusses the conservation and sustainable use of the forest’s biological diversity. It also includes the analyses of the performance of the components against their mandates. Considering the Intergovernmental Panel of Forests(IPF) Proposals, the impact as well as effectiveness of individual legal instruments are analyzed. In addition, the role of the convention of biological diversity and regional legal arrangements for forests are also discussed.

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