Political ecology of the degradation of forest commons in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

  title={Political ecology of the degradation of forest commons in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh},
  author={Golam Rasul},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={153 - 163}
  • G. Rasul
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Conservation
Indigenous people have widely been blamed for degrading South Asia's montane forest resources through the practice of shifting cultivation, yet some studies have revealed that indigenous people used forests in a sustainable way for centuries until external intervention. The history of external intervention in the forests of South Asia is more than two centuries old. The process of degradation of forest resources requires understanding of the political and social processes that condition access… 

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