The wealth of communities: Stories of success in local environmental management

TitleThe wealth of communities: Stories of success in local environmental management
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsPye-Smith, C
Number of Pages213
Date Published1994
PublisherKumarian Press
CityWest Hartford, CT
Call NumberHD75.6.P94 1994
KeywordsCalcutta; case studies; community organization; community participation; Costa Rica; developing countries; economic development; Ecuador; environmental aspects; environmental conditions; environmental management; environmental protection; human ecology; India; Krakow; Los Angeles; management; Mauritania; natural resources; Nepal; Philippines; sustainable development; Uganda; United States; Zimbabwe

So much written about the environment conveys unremitting doom and the sense that time is running out. The problems, are, indeed, serious, yet there are grounds for optimism, and communities all over the world are making intelligent use of the resources on which they depend. This book tells the stories of 10 such communities, from the Philippines to Poland, from Los Angeles to Zimbabwe, whether reviving depleted fisheries, finding novel ways of waste disposal, or controlling industrial pollution for their own needs while at the same time protecting the environment -- often in the face of hardship and opposition.

Research Notes

Local system: (OCoLC)30567089 Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Machine generated contents note:

  1. Calcutta / The Mudialy Fishermen's Cooperative Society --
  2. Nepal / Annapurna Conservation Area Project --
  3. Zimbabwe / CAMPFIRE --
  4. Uganda / Pallisa Community Development Trust --
  5. Mauritania / Second Livestock Project --
  6. Krakow / The Green Federation --
  7. Los Angeles / WATCHDOG --
  8. Costa Rica / San Miguel Association for Conservation and Development --
  9. Ecuador / Licto and Salinas Communities --
  10. The Philippines / The Hook and Line Fishers' Organization --

Conclusions: Anything New? What Makes a Difference? What Next Collection title: CIKARD- Center for Indigenous Knowledge in Agriculture and Rural Development. Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University

Short TitleThe wealth of communities