Multidisciplinary Lanscape Assessment


An exciting new implementation of the MLA approach in Suriname

Tropenbos International in Suriname (TBI-Suriname) is developing a programme of actions in the Carolina 'resort' (sub-district), a little populated and forested part of Para district. Its overall goal is sustainable resource management, while improving livelihoods and alleviating poverty, based on potentials of the landscape and the aspirations of local people.  more

Training MLA in Merauke Papua, Indonesia

This training activity was part of a collaborative research project between CIFOR-ENV and CIFOR-GOV on The Expansion of Plantations in Papua, Indonesia: Safeguarding Indigenous Communities’ Tenure/Resource Rights and Building Capacity for Responsible Development. Under this project, we conducted an adapted MLA training for local partners and guide them on the methods implementation in the field work. more


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Boissiere, M.; Sassen, M.; Sheil, D.; Heist, M. V.; Jong, W. D.; Cunliffe, R.; Wan, M.; Padmanaba, M.; Liswanti, N.; Basuki, I.; Evans, K.; Cronkleton, P.; Lynam, T.; Koponen, P.; Bairaktari, C. 2010. Researching local perspectives on biodiversity in tropical landscapes: lessons from ten case studies. In: Lawrence, A., (ed.). Taking stock of nature: participatory biodiversity assessment for policy planning and practice. Pages 113-141. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 9780521876810. details

Boissière, M.; D.Sheil, I.Basuki, M.Wan and H. Le. 2009. Can engaging local people’s interests reduce forest degradation in Central Vietnam?. Biodiversity and Conservation 18(10): 2743-2757. Springer Netherlands. details

Liswanti, N.; Basuki, I. 2009. Guidelines for adapted Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment methods for fire management projects in India. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. ISBN: 978-6-02-869307-3. details

Negi, S.; Schmerbeck, J.; Hiremath, A.J. 2009. Internal project report “Forest fire management in India: Integrating ecological and cultural contexts and consequences” February 2008 -December 2009.
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Sheil, D.; van Heist, M.; Liswanti, N.; Basuki, I.; Wan, M. 2009. Keanekaragaman hayati, lansekap dan sumber penghidupan: Sebuah perspektif lokal. Hal 57-83. Dalam: Moeliono, M.; Wollenberg, E; Limberg, G.; eds. 2009. Desentralisasi tata kelola hutan: Politik, ekonomi dan perjuangan untuk menguasai hutan di Kalimantan, Indonesia. 284p. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. ISBN: 978-979-1412-85-8. details