Participatory Involvement of Forest Fringed Communities in Environmental Policy Development

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Local
communities, properly called peripheral forest communities living on
the threshold of forests in many parts of the world, often remain
marginalized in decisions and policies related to forests, biodiversity
and the environment as a whole.
Clearly,
decision-makers and key members of government delegations have stated
that they involve local residents living in forest territories in
policies affecting the use and / or management of resources.
How participatory participation to participate naked poses the question of what really means participatory involvement.
As
a general rule, forest ecologists and government institutions usually
conclude their plans on forest resource management and policies
developed before sending the draft prepared traditional authorities.
Simply
send the document to the traditional traditional authorities to find
out what they have already decided instead of seeking their views on the
sustainable use and viable and proven management of biodiversity
resources in their environment.
They prepare the music and strength of these traditional authorities to dance on the air. This is not what involves participation in decision-making.
Sometimes
legislators only invite a small fraction of some supreme leaders to sit
at seminars and forums where forest and environmental policies are
discussed.
This
is mainly reflected in the lack of presentation of such functions
resulting in little or no voice of local populations who legitimately
own these surviving forest resources.
Thus, government policies without their consent and opinions have repeatedly failed in its implementation process.
Therefore,
for genuinely participatory participation, responsible for policy and
environmental advocates should organize seminars and forums in villages
that allow the universal expression of the views of all sectors of the
community, including the marginalized
Society, such as women and children. Like poor peasants, hunters and fishermen. Consent must be sought at all stages of policy development. Their
views need to be analyzed in depth, weighed and taken into account in
the plans and strategies of environmental and forestry policies.
As
a regional and national discourse on environmental policy, a larger
population of equitable representation of different groups in
communities with forest bands should be represented before taking any
important decisions on the use and sustainable management of the
environment and
Of its resources. This would ensure an effective policy implementation process.
It
is true that local people living in marginal forest communities can not
read and write but has proven and experience in environmental
management that could provide a breakthrough for modern environmental
management and its
Knowledge of resources. This traditional ecological knowledge is cheaper and would not pass
through the bureaucratic waste of time and scientific processes.
Of
course, forest communities accept environmental policies because they
feel they are part, their views are respected, and as such massive
support and ensure full implementation of the implementation of
Environmental policies. This
would help to reduce the abuse of environmental resources that prevail
in communities with forest fringes because of the permanent blockage
between them and politicians and ecologists.
Ultimately
motivate local populations to monitor environmental resources, while
ensuring that they are used sustainably to meet the needs of present and
future générations.

Participatory Involvement of Forest Fringed Communities in Environmental Policy Development

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