“Natural Resource Highlights” are published annually by id21, which is hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex in Brighton, BN1 9RE (UK). It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
id21 publishes these highlights on agriculture, conservation, fisheries, forestry, land, rural livelihoods and water. On the website http://www.id21.org/nr you will find the full range of over 2000 research highlights.
I read the 2006 issues on all the above fields of interest and found very interesting contributions:
1. Tribal rights and conservation practice in India’s forests.
2. Does the privatisation help poor people?
3. Forest trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
4. Community forestry in Nepal: are poor people winners or losers.
5. Supporting community forest management in Lao PDR.
6. From poachers to tour guides: a forest management story.
A number of useful websites are mentioned. These offer new possibilities for collecting information:
Asia Forest Network:www.asiaforestnetwork.org
Centre for International Forestry Research: http://www.cgiar.org/cifor
Forest Conservtion Portal: http://www.forests.org
Forest Ethics: http://www.forestethics.org
Forest Trends: http://www.forest-trends.org
Intenational Institute of Environment and Development: http://www.iied.org/NR/forestry/index.html
International Union of Forestry Research Organisations: http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro
United Nations Forum on Forests: http://www.un.org/esa/forests
World rainforest Movement: http://www.wrm.org.uy
id21 Natural Resources Highlights are intended for people with limited internet access, and are free of charge. Those who would like to subscribe send their contact details to the following address, telling id21 which topics they would like to receive: agriculture, conservation, fisheries, forestry, land, rural livelihoods and water:
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9RE (UK)
Tel. +44 (0) 1273 678787
Fax +44 (0) 1273 877335
Let me strongly recommend this to all my friends of the developing countries, but also to all those interested in sustainable development. It’s almost a MUST!