Burning issue - natural resource management tool



Posted on 03 December 2007
In the context of Cambodia’s dry forest ecosystems such as the Mondulkiri Protected Forest, fire is not a threat to forest loss but a tool traditionally used for natural resource management by local indigenous people. Two "Phnong" Villages in Mondulkiri Province located in eastern Cambodia were targeted by a research, which aims at analyzing the role of fire in their livelihoods, methods of use, fire’s socio-cultural aspect, relationship between fire and environment, and community understanding of Cambodia’s fire-related legislation.

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