Focuses on the crucial role of governance in the pursuit of sustainability. The authors present recommendations on issues ranging from property rights to compensation mechanisms, from international treaties to local multi-stakeholder bodies. Overall, they highlight the need to further develop stable community-based institutions. The concluding chapters present ideas for distributing authority, rights, and funding flows to create community-based institutions better able to support and enforce conservation measures; and to enable local people to play a substantive role in determining equitable and sustainable resource uses.
Published in 2008.