Maintenance of Forest Biodiversity in a Post-Soviet Governance Model: Perceptions by Local Actors in Lithuania

@article{Lazdinis2007MaintenanceOF,
  title={Maintenance of Forest Biodiversity in a Post-Soviet Governance Model: Perceptions by Local Actors in Lithuania},
  author={Marius Lazdinis and Per Angelstam and Imantas Lazdinis},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2007},
  volume={40},
  pages={20-33}
}
Successful biodiversity conservation does not depend on ecologic knowledge alone. Good conservation policies and policy implementation tools are equally important. Moreover, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of local actors, directly in charge of operations in the field, are a key to successful policy implementation. The connections between policy objectives and their implementation as well as the involvement of local actors’ efforts in implementing policy objectives largely depend on the… Expand

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