Natural resource management blogs
4 February 2014
Considerable sums have been spent on projects designed to provide people with alternative ways to make a living in and around protected or biodiverse areas. But do such projects work?
31 January 2014
The Sustainable Development Goals must not only mention saving the world's forests, but also explain how to do this.
20 December 2013
Next year, new Sustainable Development Goals will set our trajectory into an increasingly uncertain future. But country delegations are arguing over the wrong thing
18 December 2013
IIED director Camilla Toulmin addresses this year's Fuller Symposium, discussing the global forces that affect local communities and their ability to control their natural resources
28 November 2013
Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society — if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.
9 October 2013
A project that maps people's unauthorised use of resources in a national park provides important insights into the links between poverty and conservation.
1 October 2013
Greater investment in locally controlled forestry in Mexico has potential to bring social, environmental and economic benefits.
23 August 2013
Smallholder forest-farms are increasingly coming into competition with large-scale investors. Global demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre products is putting a squeeze on forested land.
26 July 2013
A project aims to help poorer members of the community receive more benefits from a national gorilla park in Uganda through research and by advocating for change with national and local authorities.
21 June 2013
It’s easier to prevent pollution harnessing the forces of nature than to clean up the mess with costly technology. Is there a solution at hand?