Does Participatory Forest Management Save the Remnant Forest in Ethiopia?

  title={Does Participatory Forest Management Save the Remnant Forest in Ethiopia?},
  author={Mammo Siraj and Kebin Zhang and Wang Xiao and Ahmad Bilal and Shale Gemechu and Kebede Geda and T Yonas and Liu Xiaodan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences},
  • M. Siraj, Kebin Zhang, Liu Xiaodan
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences
AbstractForest resources play a critical role in supporting the livelihood of poor people worldwide, particularly in meeting daily subsistence needs. It should be managed sustainably. Conventional forest management has alienated local communities from participating in forest conservation and protection in Ethiopia, which has led to illegal and unsustainable resource utilization; hence, a resulting paradigm shift is necessary in forest management to involve local community in management of… 
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