Practitioner Series

This monograph explores ways by which natural resource managers can address the sensitive issue of deforestation and forest degradation in the region.  Emphasized is the need to take into account the value of the ecosystem services that forests provide when considering plans for land use change, especially when turning primary…
This monograph explores ways by which natural resource managers can address wastewater pollution as a result of rapid industrialization and other economic activities.  The ecosystem damages focused on in this monograph resulted mainly from the dumping of untreated wastewater from industries and intensive aquaculture. While the studies reviewed for this…
Managing coastal resources is a tricky and challenging undertaking. The hidden costs so to speak can actually count the most if not handled well. Hence, potential constraints to the initiation of a coastal development program should be identified so that these can be considered in formulating the program strategies and…
Conclusion While agricultural development has indeed brought about progress in terms of increased production, it has also unintentionally created some adverse consequences on the ecological environment and human health. Interventions both at the policy and technological levels have led to agricultural pollution, which now affects land and water resources. If…
Managing protected areas poses a constant challenge to natural resource managers in Southeast Asia. Insufficient funds, exploitative activities, bureaucratic procedures, multiple management structures, poor maintenance, under-priced user fees, inequitable distribution of costs and benefits, and forest occupancy continue to plague protected area establishments in the region. The accumulated body of…
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia