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Evaluation économique et gestion viable de la forêt tropicale

Abstract : This thesis explores the economic valuation possibilities of a tropical forest ecosystem and the role of this valuation in the definition of a viable forest management. More generally, the economic analysis as a relevant mode to coordinate resources' uses in a tropical forest context is questioned. The thesis is supported by a case study located in the eastern province of Cameroon, where forest activities of local stakeholders are examined.
The analysis is developed in three stages.
Part One describes the theoretical requirements and the implementation tools of the model of economic management of the environment. The exercise of monetary valuation proves to be central in this model as it allows the arbitration between the different options of management. An application of this approach is proposed for the case study.
Part Two reviews the economic, social and ecological characteristics of the study area and then tests the applicability of the monetary valuation techniques in this context. This experience is divided in two steps: (1) calculation of direct use values of the forest (timber, traditional medicines and food NTFP); (2) assessment of indirect use and non-use values.
Part Three investigates the relevance of the economic management model when applied to the tropical forest. It is shown that this partial approach is not able to appreciate the main explicative variables of forest uses. Another mode to coordinate resources' uses is presented, considering forest as a common good to all the stakeholders. An implementation of this "patrimonial" approach is conceived for the case study.
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Guillaume Lescuyer. Evaluation économique et gestion viable de la forêt tropicale. Economies et finances. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2000. Français. ⟨tel-00007987⟩



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