Coastal Forest Management in the Face of Global Change Based on Case Studies in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines
|Project Summary||Coastal forests, such as mangroves, beach forests and plantations, should be included as part of the integrated approach to mitigate tsunami-induced disasters and climate change impacts in the coasts. Nevertheless, there is little understanding how the natural sub-system and the human sub-system interact and can be better integrated to adapt to climate change impact, in particular, from a cross-country comparative perspective. The project examined policy impact on coastal forest management and community-based forest management, including local knowledge to recommend best practices of coastal forest management, integration with human settlement planning and facilities to strengthen community resilience to climate change impacts. It also assessed potential benefits of coastal forests in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in addition to local livelihoods in food, medicines, construction and spiritual needs. The comparative perspective addressed how different countries and local communities facing a common challenge manage coastal forests and harness the regulating service of forests in adapting to climate change impacts under similar biophysical conditions, but different socio-economic contexts. The project conducted policy reviews and case studies research in vulnerable coastal communities of three countries, namely the Philippines (Bohol and Palawan Province), Myanmar (Ayeyawady Delta) and Japan (Okinawa), assessed the effectiveness of bottom-up approaches, extracted lessons and identified needs of relevant policies for coastal forest management. The results of three country studies are compared and synthesized as a solid basis for policy recommendations and developing a wider network of coastal forest management beyond participating countries.|
|Project Leader||Liang Luohui, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), JAPAN|
|Project Collaborators||Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, United Nations University (UNU). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; |
Ms. Evonne Yiu, UNU-IAS. E-mail: email@example.com;
Mr. Akira Nagata, UNU-IAS. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Prof. Leni D. Camacho, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Email: email@example.com;
Dr. Antonio P. Carandang, UPLB. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Chaw Chaw Sein, Forest Research institute(FRI), Myanmar. Email: email@example.com;
Mr. Zaw Win Myint, FRI. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Prof. Nakama Yuei, University of the Ryukyus. Email: email@example.com;
Dr. Chen Bixia, University of the Ryukyus. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Countries Involved||Japan, Myanmar, and Philippines|
|Year of Completion||2017|
|Project Output||Journal article |
Chen, B., Nakama, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Traditional village forest landscapes: Tourists’ attitudes and preferences for conservation. Tourism Management, 59, 652–662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.09.007
Nakama, Y., Kurima, G., & Chen, B. (2017). A Study of Sacred Site Landscape Conservation- Fukugi (Garcinia subelliptica) Tree Cutting and Pruning Issues in Uchima-udun, Nishihara Town. The Science bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, 61, 1–18.
Chen, B., Nakama, Y., & Urayama, T. (2016). Dimensions and management of remnant Garcinia subelliptica tree belts surrounding homesteads- a case study from two villages in the Sakishima Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Journal of the Japanese Society of Coastal Forest, 15(2), 29–36.
Chen, B. (2016). The state of conservation and management of old Garcinia subelliptica trees: a case study in Aguni Island, Okinawa Prefecture. Journal of the Japanese Society of Coastal Forest, 15(1), 1–6.
Chen, B., & Nakama, Y. (2015). Residents’ preference and willingness to conserve homestead woodlands: Coastal villages in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14(4), 919–931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2015.08.008
Sein, C. C., Oo, T. N., Win, B. N., & Chen, B. (2015). Assessing different land use pattern and livelihood of the local people in the mangrove area (Case study in Pyapon Township). Global Journal of Wood Science, Forestry and Wildlife, 3(2), 052–058.
Chen, B. (2015). Function of traditional forests for disaster prevention from landscape design perspective. In Toward New Island Studies: Okinawa as an Academic Node Connecting Japan, East Asia, and the Oceania (pp. 67–70). International Institute for Okinawan Studies (IIOS), University of the Ryukyus.
Camacho, L., Gevana, D., & Camacho, S. (2017, April). Economic Valuation for Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems Management in the Philippines. Presentation presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
Gevana, D., Pulhin, J., & Pulhin, F. (2017, April). Community-based Mangrove Management in the Philippines: Experiences and Challenges of Forest Governance in the Context of Climate Change. Presentation presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
Camacho, S., Gevana, D., & Camacho, L. (2017, April). Potential Costs and Benefits of Carbon Sequestration in Mangrove Forest in Bohol, Philippines. Poster presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
Gevana, D., Camacho, L., & Camacho, S. (2017, April). Stand Density Management and Blue Carbon Stock Potential of Rhizophora stylosa Plantation in Bohol, Philippines. Poster presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
Gevana, D., Camacho, L., & Camacho, S. (2016). Carbon sequestration of mangroves. Presented at the Symposium on Mangroves for Climate Adaptive and Resilient Communities, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.
Gevana, D., Camacho, L., Camacho, S., & Im, S. (2016). Reconciling the Environment and Economic Potentials of Community-managed mangroves for timber and blue carbon stocks: The Case of Bohol, Philippines. Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Forest Development in view of Climate Change (SDFCC2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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