Human-environmental relationships, political ecology and my love for travelling by Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak 莫嘉俊

2020-02-21T00:20:01+08:002020-02-21|Categories: 地理新聲|Tags: , , , , |

My passion for geography stems from my love for travelling. I have made several trips throughout Asia and the Middle East. I am fascinated to see how people live, what they eat, what they think, how they do the things they do, how they communicate, how their society functions, what their world views are, and how they look at me: your average Dutch-Turkish guy.

Global Forest Commons for Local Communities as a Way to Fight Global Climate Change? by Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak

2020-02-12T14:14:43+08:002020-02-12|Categories: 學術新鮮貨|Tags: , , , , , |

The ways how the world’s forests are governed have seen two significant trends over the past two decades. First of all, decentralization and devolution allowed communities and households to manage forests through so-called community-based forest management (CBFM). Governments realized that bottom-up ways of managing the forests were often more effective than top-down ways. Hence, CBFM initiatives were becoming more and more abundant in countries with a sizeable forest cover (Agrawal et al. 2008).