On the road through the Bolivian Amazon : A multi-level land governance analysis of deforestation

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F293F94E7D61
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
On the road through the Bolivian Amazon : A multi-level land governance analysis of deforestation
Périodique
Land Use Policy
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Bottazzi P., Dao H.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Numéro
1
Pages
137-146
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Previous studies have shown that collective property rights offer higher flexibility than individual property and improve sustainable community-based forest management. Our case study, carried out in the Beni department of Bolivia, does not contradict this assertion, but shows that collective rights have been granted in areas where ecological contexts and market facilities were less favourable to intensive land use. Previous experiences suggest investigating political processes in order to understand the criteria according to which access rights were distributed. Based on remote sensing and on amulti-levellandgovernance framework, our research confirms that land placed under collective rights, compared to individual property, is less affected by deforestation among Andean settlements. However, analysis of the historical process of land distribution in the area shows that the distribution of property rights is the result of a political process based on economic, spatial, and environmental strategies that are defined by multiple stakeholders. Collective titles were established in the more remote areas and distributed to communities with lower productive potentialities. Land rights are thus a secondary factor of forest cover change which results from diverse political compromises based on population distribution, accessibility, environmental perceptions, and expected production or extraction incomes.
Mots-clé
Land governance, Deforestation, Andean migrants, Indigenous people, Property rights, Bolivian Amazon
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25/10/2012 16:50
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 17:19
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