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close this bookBalancing Acts: Community-Based Forest Management and National Law in Asia and the Pacific (WRI, 1995, 204 pages)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentForeword
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentPreface
View the documentIntroduction: Forests and People
Open this folder and view contentsI. Deforestation and the Prospects for Community-Based Management
Open this folder and view contentsII. Historical Overview: Colonial Patterns of Forest Management
Open this folder and view contentsIII. Contemporary Overview: The Legacies of State Ownership
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Community-Based Forest Management. Emerging Responses
Open this folder and view contentsV. Recognizing Private Community-Based Rights
Open this folder and view contentsVI. Promoting Sustainable Forest Management Through Community-Based Tenure
View the documentVII. Conclusion
View the documentAbout the Authors
View the documentAppendix A. Sample Forest Protection Lease
View the documentAppendix B. Sample Forest Community Lease
View the documentNotes
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About the Authors

Owen Lynch is a Senior Associate in the Asia and Pacific Program at the World Resources Institute's Center for International Development and Environment, where he works primarily on community-based resources management and law issues. He also lectures at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies on environmental issues in developing countries. Previously, he taught for seven years at the University of the Philippines College of Law. He has a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University and a Doctor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from Yale Law School.

Kirk Talbott is a Senior Associate and the Regional Director for the Asia and Pacific Program at the World Resources Institute's Center for International Development and Environment, where he works on environmental strategies, laws, and policies in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Previously, he practiced International Law in Washington, DC and conducted research on indigenous knowledge of ecosystem management for the United Nations University. After graduating from Yale University, he earned a Masters Degree in International Relations and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.