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  1. The impact of community-based forest management on timber treeregeneration in north-eastern Honduras, with specific reference tobig-leaf mahogany (<em>Swietenia macrophylla</em>)

    The impact of community-based forest management on timber treeregeneration in north-eastern Honduras, with specific reference tobig-leaf mahogany (<em>Swietenia macrophylla</em>)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Reduced-impact logging is used to minimise the negative effects of selective logging. However, it has been suggested that low-impact logging may create too little disturbance for the regeneration of the light-demanding timber tree species, hence compromising forest productivity. This study...
  2. Stand structure and regeneration of harvested <em>Araucaria araucana–Nothofagus</em> stands in central Chile

    Stand structure and regeneration of harvested <em>Araucaria araucana–Nothofagus</em> stands in central Chile

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    In this study we examined the current structure and regeneration status of mixed Araucaria araucana–Nothofagus spp. stands that had been logged 20 years ago. We measured stand density of saplings, juvenile and adult trees, as well as stand basal area...
  3. <em>Juncus kraussii</em> harvesting in Umlalazi Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: socio-economic aspects and sustainability

    <em>Juncus kraussii</em> harvesting in Umlalazi Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: socio-economic aspects and sustainability

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Harvesting of the rush Juncus kraussii Hochst. for use as a fibre source in craftwork production was investigated within Umlalazi Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The main objectives of the study were as follows: to determine the distribution...
  4. The 'fishery' in South Africa's remaining coastal stonewall fish traps

    The 'fishery' in South Africa's remaining coastal stonewall fish traps

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Ancient stonewall fish traps along the southern coast of South Africa, known locally as 'vywers', have both cultural and historical significance. Most have been degraded through neglect. Only two sets of vywers are actively maintained and fished, but without legal...
  5. Some thoughts on policy and desertification: what key contributions can scientists make to policy processes in the southern African context?

    Some thoughts on policy and desertification: what key contributions can scientists make to policy processes in the southern African context?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Two types of desertification professionals are typically characterised—the scientist and the policy-maker. After many years of efforts to combat desertification and promote sustainable land management, it is surprising that these diverging perceptions remain so fixed. They prevailed throughout the process...
  6. Perceptions of forest resource use and management in two village communities in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

    Perceptions of forest resource use and management in two village communities in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Rural communities in South Africa are similar to communities in other parts of the developing world in terms of their use and management of natural forest resources as a means of sustaining their livelihoods. Participatory surveys were conducted with communities...
  7. The socioeconomic status of the non-timber forest product subsector in Swaziland

    The socioeconomic status of the non-timber forest product subsector in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    A wide spectrum of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) generally has a remarkable contribution to the household economy in rural areas. Most communities make a living either through their domestic or commercial use. The objective of this study was to review...
  8. Management Theory, Research and Practice for Sustainable Development in Africa: A Commentary from a Practitioner's Perspective

    Management Theory, Research and Practice for Sustainable Development in Africa: A Commentary from a Practitioner's Perspective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Africa Journal of Management
    In this article we give a synthesis of the argument that inadequate management theory and practice have contributed to Africa's lack of sustainable development. The article is based on a keynote address by the Governor of the Bank of Botswana,...
  9. The case for environmental flow determination for the Phongolo River, South Africa

    The case for environmental flow determination for the Phongolo River, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The construction of Pongolapoort Dam in 1973 on the Phongolo River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has considerably altered the hydrological behaviour and ecological response of the downstream floodplain. Changes in the flooding regime have had implications for the socio-economic importance...
  10. An evaluation of the Marine Living Resources Act and supporting legal instruments as a framework for implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries in South Africa

    An evaluation of the Marine Living Resources Act and supporting legal instruments as a framework for implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The Marine Living Resources Act (MLRA), which was enacted in 1998, is the primary legislation addressing South Africa's marine fisheries. In June 2012, another important instrument, the Policy for the Small Scale Fisheries Sector (SSFP) in South Africa, was adopted...