Written by Alejandro Huete, Chiang Mai University Driving on a dusty road through the forests of Doi Inthanon (the tallest mountain in Thailand), I didn’t know what to expect. I could speak a good bit of Thai, and I had a close friend come along as a translator, but we were going to a Karen village, would we be able
Investigating the Role of Market Incentives and Local State Actors for Group Forest Certification in Vietnam
By: Nga Thi Ha Master of Public Policy Crawford School of Public Policy The Australian National University Canberra, Australia The Vietnamese Government has implemented far reaching policies and programs to increase tree cover by promoting plantation forestry. This has resulted in a current area of 3.4 million ha. of plantations, about half managed by smallholders and this is continuing to
Posted on behalf of Mariska Bottema, PhD candidate at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research Centre. I just completed research in my third field study site and would like to use this opportunity to reflect on some of my experiences with conducting focus groups, since this was the first time I have applied this method of data
Posted on behalf of Eza King, Master’s Candidate Research Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand The residents of Pong Khrai village in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand have a reputation for being conservation minded. I wasn’t sure exactly what this meant but the staff at Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) Thailand had assured me,
An Overview of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project in Upper Thung Jaw Watershed, Hua Lao Village, Pa Pae Subdistrict, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand Posted on behalf of Rapipun Maoyot, Chiang Mai University Using information gathered from the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) study in Hua Lao Village in which Karen people live, historical backgrounds of
Posted on behalf of Chattrabhorn Bua-in, Master’s student, Chiang Mai University This is a sharing of my fieldwork experiences in Hua Thung village, Thailand. I would like to talk about the area of the community forest of Hua Thung village during quite a long interval of fieldwork. My fieldwork gave me the opportunity to view different seasonal conditions of the
For the summer of 2016, my fieldwork was set in North East Lao PDR at the Nam Et-Phou Louey (NEPL) National Protected Area. This protected area is roughly 4,229 km2 and is home to a number of endangered species such as the tiger, gaur, Sambar deer, and white-cheeked gibbon. Wildlife Conservation Society, an INGO aimed at “saving wildlife and wild
Author: K. Roberts, PhD Candidate York University Conducting research in hard to reach locations and conducting research when not from those locations presents its own challenges. All hail that advent of preliminary research and collaborations! As a North American working in the uplands of Southeast Asia, I could not have moved forward without the privilege of spending nearly my entire
SurveyDolphin Safe AEII Thailand Dolphin Safe as a certification program faced struggles with Thai fishermen and local communities, as the sudden rise in power of the certifying organisation endangered their livelihoods.
SurveyPES Vietnam Local communities in Vietnam are getting direct payments for forest conservation.