Land tenure change under recent conservation policies in China : a case study in Sichuan province, P.R. China Public Deposited

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  • State-owned forestland in P.R. China has long been an important source of natural resources for communities. The Chinese government has undertaken several conservation initiatives with the intent to restore degraded landscapes and conserve biodiversity, while simultaneously improving the quality of life for rural people. Using Yaze Village, Pingwu County, Sichuan province, China as a study site, this study used qualitative methods to understand relationships between changes in land tenure, conservation policy, and community well-being. The following are key research findings: 1) Conservation policies have not fully recognized de facto land tenure patterns or objectives , resulting in frequent conflicts between de jure and de facto land tenure systems. 2) Diminishing religious belief among villagers has contributed to the deforestation of local holy mountains. 3) National political and social trends have disrupted traditional methods of conservation but have also shifted the objectives of de jure tenure from narrow, short-term timber extraction to broader, long-term ecological functions of forests. 4) Although the ban on commercial logging is well enforced, lack of enforcement or selective enforcement of other rules concerning mountain closures hampers conservation. The long-term economic well-being of the local villagers is woven into the de jure and de facto land tenure systems. Instilling certainty in both systems and setting up clearly-defined legal boundaries around both systems could help reduce tenure insecurity and short-term resource exploitation.
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