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Assessment of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Phnom Tbeng Forest Based on Socio-Economic Surveys

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Chan,S, Sasaki, N. 2014. Assessment of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Phnom Tbeng Forest Based on Socio-Economic Surveys. Journal of Environmental Protection, vol. 5, pp.1641-1653.

Contact Info

Corresponding email: chan.somanta@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Department of Policy and Management Informatics, Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia  

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http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JEP_2014121511470553.pdf

Description

  • The authors of this study sought to understand the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Cambodia.
  • They focused on livelihoods of forest-dependent communities and compared socioeconomic data with deforestation and forest degradation trends.
  • They found that nearly all people in local communities of Phnom Tbeng forest rely on wood fuel for cooking and that population increases will strengthen communities' reliance on wood resources.
  • Finally, they offer suggestions for reducing Camodia's dependence on wood fuel through policy interventions.

Geographical Region

  • Mainland Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Cambodia
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