Stakeholders and Tropical Reforestation: Challenges, Trade-Offs, and Strategies in Dynamic Environments
The authors recognize that reforestation efforts require trade-offs, yet they claim that successful efforts requires stakeholder engagement beyond the planning stages and the acknowledgement that stakeholder dynamics, interests, and roles change over time. To support this claim, the authors first do a relevant literature review and then the examine a single case study of a multi-stakeholder workshop in Mexico.
Conclusions & Takeaways
After proving their claim, the authors leave the reader with a four-phase pathway to help address trade-offs and support successful restoration efforts via stakeholder engagement. The four phases are: collaborate, pledge, implement, and adjust. The paper ends with a section on the ways that this pathway can be realized in real life.
Stakeholders and tropical reforestation: challenges, trade-offs, and strategies in dynamic environments. Biotropica. 2016;48:900–914. doi:10.1111/btp.12391.
- Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, México
- Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- CGCEO, East Lansing, MI
- Versant Vision, New York, NY, USA