14 No 2

How to win their trust

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Trust is a rare and precious resource, tough to win, easy to lose and difficult to give. It has a pretty low currency in these restive times, many of us not daring to trust our politicians, our generals, our accountants or even, sometimes, our neighbours. Can we trust our

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Changing from within


Photo: R. Guevara

Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon can be empowered to pursue their own concepts of sustainable development

By Mario Loayza Villegas

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Enticing small operators out of the woodwork


Photo: J. Kiuru

Gaining the trust of entrepreneurs is one of the main challenges facing training institutes in the forest and woodworking sectors

By Jorma Peltonen and Kari Leppanen

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For services rendered


Photo: Iwokrama International
Centre for Rain Forest Conservation

Tropical forests provide the planet with many valuable services. Are beneficiaries prepared to pay for them?

By Sara Scherr, Andy White and Arvind Khare with contributions from Mira Inbar and Augusta Molnar

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Addressing fire management in the Philippines

According to a recent ITTO commissioned report, DENR should re-assume responsibility for forest fire suppression

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Exports turn a corner

The immediate prospects for tropical timber exporters have brightened

By Mike Adams

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Joining up to stop desertification


Photo: H. O. Ma

The field-level implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification could be within reach

By Hama Arba Diallo

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Out on a limb


Photo: CIB

Space should be made for the genuine negotiation of forest management plans in Africa

By Jean-Claude Nguinguiri

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Fellowship report


An ecological study of mangrove vegetation in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

By Myint Aung, Kazue Fujiwara and Yukira Mochida

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On the conference circuit


Reports on an international conference on private sector experiences in SFM, an ITTO mahogany workshop, a workshop on decentralisation, federal systems in forestry and national forest programmes, and more

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Recent editions


New books and reports

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Tropical and topical


Reports recent developments in tropical forestry

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Short training courses for professionals in forestry and related disciplines

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A comprehensive listing of coming conferences relevant to sustainable tropical forest management

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