Managing degraded forests, a new priority in the Brazilian Amazon

Blanc Lilian, Ferreira Joice, Piketty Marie-Gabrielle, Bourgoin Clément, Gond Valéry, Hérault Bruno, Kanashiro Milton, Laurent François, Piraux Marc, Rutishauser Ervan, Sist Plinio. 2017. Managing degraded forests, a new priority in the Brazilian Amazon. Perspective (40) : pp. 1-4.

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Abstract : In the Brazilian Amazon, degraded forests dominate the landscapes on the agricultural frontiers. This region is now facing a major challenge: halting degradation and sustainably managing these forests. Today, degraded forests represent a class of forest in their own right. They can nevertheless play a key role in combating climate change, and can also help to improve the ecological functioning of the different territories. Implementing public policies with the twin objectives of reducing degradation and promoting these forests implies strong support from research. In this Perspective, we focus on four research priorities: developing methods to characterise and monitor degraded forests; drafting specific forest management plans; understanding the role played by all social actors; and supporting policies at the territorial level.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : forêt exploitée, Forêt, Dégât, Déboisement, Aménagement forestier, Politique régionale, Politique forestière, Planification, protection de la forêt, Changement climatique, Développement durable

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Amazonie, Brésil

Mots-clés complémentaires : Politique publique

Classification Agris : K01 - Forestry - General aspects
K70 - Forest injuries and protection
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Blanc Lilian, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA) - auteur correspondant
  • Ferreira Joice, EMBRAPA (BRA)
  • Piketty Marie-Gabrielle, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (FRA)
  • Bourgoin Clément, CIRAD-ES-UPR Forêts et sociétés (FRA)
  • Gond Valéry, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-0080-3140
  • Hérault Bruno, CIRAD-ES-UMR Ecofog (GUF) ORCID: 0000-0002-6950-7286
  • Kanashiro Milton, EMBRAPA (BRA)
  • Laurent François, Université du Maine (FRA)
  • Piraux Marc, CIRAD-ES-UMR TETIS (BRA)
  • Rutishauser Ervan
  • Sist Plinio, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA)

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