SustainableDevelopment Archive

5 Mar 2008

Forest management through community participation in Sri Lanka (with reference to Kurunegala district)

A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, an area set aside for hunting). Plant communities covering large areas of the globe provide carbon-sink, oxygen-release, habitat, and soil-retention functions. Therefore, Earth’s forests
5 Mar 2008

Perceptions of buffer zone villagers on conservation of Knuckles forest range

Conservation measures and policies implemented by the state in the Knuckles forest have traditionally ignored the fact that human survival systems of fringe communities are largely based on resources of the forest. Thus, there is a constant
5 Mar 2008

Positioning sustainable development as a people’s programme -the institutional response

Institutionalization and intervention strategies today have come to play a major role in the public discourse. This is a truism of environmental law especially in the third world which is trying to keep pace with the global
5 Mar 2008

Community engagement in forest resource protection in Sri Lanka dry zone: A success story

This paper describes the setting, the strategies utilized and the outcome of a pilot community forest protection project implemented in the Sri Lanka Dry Zone. The experiment was executed under a partnership between the Forest Department (FD)
5 Mar 2008

The public trust doctrine and sustainable development: An aspect of environmental law

The objective of this study is to introduce the public trust doctrine and to examine its application in relation to sustainable development. To facilitate this study judgments of the superior courts of Sri Lanka, India, the United