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Reforestation programs in southwest China: Reported success, observed failure, and the reasons why
Trac, Christine Jane; Harrell, Stevan; Hinckley, Thomas M.; Henck, Amanda C.
Corresponding AuthorHarrell, S
2007-12
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume4Issue:4Pages:275–292
AbstractEver since the disastrous floods of 1998, the Chinese government has used the Natural Forest Protection and Sloping Land Conversion Programs to promote afforestation and reforestation as means to reduce runoff, control erosion, and stabilize local livelihoods. These two ambitious programs have been reported as large-scale successes, contributing to an overall increase in China's forest cover and to the stated goals of environmental stabilization. A small-scale field study at the project level of the implementation of these two programs in Baiwu Township, Yanyuan County, Sichuan, casts doubt upon the accuracy and reliability of these claims of success; ground observations revealed utter failure in some sites and only marginal success in others. Reasons for this discrepancy are posited as involving ecological, economic, and bureaucratic factors. Further research is suggested to determine whether these discrepancies are merely local aberrations or represent larger-scale failures in reforestation programs.
KeywordForests Afforestation Reforestation Grain-to-green Natural Forest Protection Plan China Sichuan Liangshan
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6087
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2007_Vol4 No.4
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Trac, Christine Jane,Harrell, Stevan,Hinckley, Thomas M.,et al. Reforestation programs in southwest China: Reported success, observed failure, and the reasons why[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2007,4(4):275–292.
APA Trac, Christine Jane,Harrell, Stevan,Hinckley, Thomas M.,&Henck, Amanda C..(2007).Reforestation programs in southwest China: Reported success, observed failure, and the reasons why.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,4(4),275–292.
MLA Trac, Christine Jane,et al."Reforestation programs in southwest China: Reported success, observed failure, and the reasons why".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 4.4(2007):275–292.
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