Communities and forest management in Western Europe
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Communities and forest management in Western Europe a regional profile of WG-CIFM the Working Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management by Sally Jeanrenaud

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Published by IUCN in Switzerland, [Great Britain] .
Written in English


  • Forest policy -- Western Europe.,
  • Forest management -- Western Europe.,
  • Forest management -- Western Europe -- Citizen participation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementSally Jeanrenaud.
GenreCitizen participation.
SeriesForests, people and policies
ContributionsWorking Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22473133M
ISBN 102831705568

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