• Corpus ID: 20352053

Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries

  title={Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries},
  author={Benjamin Cashore and Fred Gale and Errol E. Meidinger and Deanna Newsom},
In the last quarter century a growing body of scientific research has revealed that the world’s forests are under stress. Data collected on biodiversity, species decline and deforestation reveal widespread deterioration of forest ecosystem structure and function. Research on social and community conditions has documented growing uncertainty about the ability of forest dependent communities to rely on forests for their livelihoods. Analyses of economic globalization and technological… 
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