Co-Management of Natural Resources in Asia

A Comparative Perspective

edited by Gerard Persoon, Diny M. E. van Est & Percy E. Sajise

  • Published:
  • Pages: 317 pp.
  • illustrations & maps
  • Series number: 7
Available from NIAS Press worldwide
In this book case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management.
• One of the few studies focusing on co-management of natural resources (as opposed to general environmental issues).


• This approach to environmental management is rapidly becoming popular in Asia.


Co-management, that is the sharing of responsibilities between governmental institutions and groups of resource users, is rapidly becoming popular in Asia. In many countries environmental management is reformulated from exclusive state control to various kinds of joint management in which local communities, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations share authority and benefits with governmental institutions. In this book case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management.

by Mike Parnwell, University of Leeds
From journal:
Aseasuk News no.35

This volume on co-management is an important valuable first contribution to the literature on sustainable development in the region.

This volume on co-management is an important valuable first contribution to the literature on sustainable development in the region.

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