Gerhard van den Top
Since 1900, the once-rich forests of the Philippines have virtually vanished. Based on ten years of research (five in the Sierra Madre region), this volume offers a detailed case study into the dynamics of forest use, degradation and loss in north-eastern Luzon. This is not merely an account of an ecological disaster; it is also a social history in which the author introduces us to the actions, livelihood options and motives of all the principal actors. In so doing, he seeks to explain rather than merely condemn what has happened. Balancing between systematic survey data and qualitative, almost
anecdotal, reporting of conversations with these key actors, this book offers a compelling insight into the long history of national, regional and local outsiders gaining access to the natural resources and lands of this last large forest frontier in the Philippines.
The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines: Actions, Options and Motivations
The licensed databases may only be used for personal and scientific purposes, as well as for research and educational purposes. It is strictly forbidden to change, rewrite, systematically copy, redistribute, sell, publish or in any way use the material for commercial purposes.
Systematic and/or automated duplication of content, such as but not limited to, text-mining and data-mining is not allowed without prior consent from NIAS. Please contact the NIAS Library for further information.