Management decentralization and montane forest conditions in Tanzania.

  title={Management decentralization and montane forest conditions in Tanzania.},
  author={Lauren Persha and Tom Blomley},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={23 6},
We examined how differences in local forest-management institutions relate to disparate anthropogenic forest disturbance and forest conditions among three neighboring montane forests in Tanzania under centralized, comanaged, or communal management. Institutional differences have been shaped by decentralization reforms. We conducted semistructured interviews with members of forest management committees, local government, and village households and measured anthropogenic disturbance, tree… CONTINUE READING