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This brief summarizes village case studies that demonstrate how Vietnam’s domestic illegal logging could be curtailed. The authors argue that illegal logging will only be curtailed if Vietnamese policies promote forest governance that accommodates small-scale forest use and management, and allows local communities to benefit from the forest. Effective strategies to curb illegal logging will require the allocation of clear and secure tenure rights to local people in order to improve their ability to benefit from local forests. This is a key lesson to consider in the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) initiatives currently pursued by the Government of Vietnam.

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Field Value
Document type Case studies
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forests and forestry
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
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Author (corporate) Forest Trends
Publication place Washington DC, USA
Publisher Forest Trends
Publication date 2013
Pagination 6 p.
Date uploaded June 13, 2015, 10:00 (UTC)
Date modified July 9, 2015, 09:55 (UTC)