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Promotion, recognition and respect of customary claims on forest resources

  title={Promotion, recognition and respect of customary claims on forest resources},
  author={Johnny Van Den Berg and Van Den},
The aim of this paper is to examine the legal changes brought about by the 1994 Forest Law and to explore how this law together with the 1974 Land ordinances regulates forest and land tenure. The paper in particular highlights conflicts with customary forest tenure and their social implications for Bantu and Bagyeli people. At the same time, the paper investigates the legal and procedural opportunities and constraints, but also the motivations the law provides for the local population to… 

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