In place of the forest: environmental and socio-economic transformation in Borneo and the eastern Malay Peninsula

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United Nations University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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This book describes the modern transformation of Borneo and the eastern side of the Malay Peninsula, an area considered to be "environmentally critical" because of the massive deforestation that has taken place there since the 1960s. The conclusions indicate that great dangers arise from national policies that continue to treat this region as a "resource frontier" despite its growing resource scarcity.

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Harold Brookfield is professor emeritus at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University. He has written several books, including "Land Degradation and Society.

Carol J. Pierce Colfer is programme leader for CIFOR's Adaptive Co-management of Forests Programme and coauthor of Beyond Slash and Burn: Building on Indigenous Management of Borneo's Tropical Rainforests. Yvonne Byron is a staff researcher at CIFOR. She is coauthor of In Place of the Forest: Environmental and Socio-economic Transformation in Borneo and the Eastern Malay Peninsula.

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