A Review of Design Principles for Community-based Natural Resource Management

TitleA Review of Design Principles for Community-based Natural Resource Management
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCox M, Arnold G, Villamajor Tomas S
JournalEcology and Society
Volume15
Issue4
Pagination38
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Haskovo's Irrigation System A, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Haskovo's Irrigation System B, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Haskovo's Irrigation System C, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Haskovo's Irrigation System D, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Huaynacotas Community Irrigation System in Peru

Case
The Huaynacotas community is located in the province of La Union, Department of Arequipa, in the southern highlands of Peru.  The associated canal network spans elevations from 3,100 to 4,100 meters and encompasses a geographical area of 410 ha that consists of crops that are irrigated intensively (maize and other staples) and those that are rain-fed (potatoes and tubers).  The case study involves a three and a half year snapshot in time before 2001and catalogues an action situation involving...
09 Aug 2016

La Campa Municipio Community Forests, Honduras

Case
The La Campa municipio community forests are located in the Department of Lempira, western Honduras.  The community forests encompass an unknown geographical area that is characterized by a mountainous landscape, steep slopes and poor soils.  The case study involves a snapshot in time from 1993 to 1998 and catalogues an action situation involving approximately 8,000 community members organized in an unknown number of households who depend on subsistence crops (maize, beans, banana), and rely on...
09 Aug 2016

Land-cover and Forest in Nepal (I)

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Between 1978 and 1992 dramatic forest conversion occurred in two adjacent sub-basins of the Kair Khola watershed in the Chitwan District of Nepal. However, the form of conversion differed significantly. In the Kair sub-basin dense forest was most often converted to maize-based agriculture, while in the Shakti sub-basin dense forest most often became degraded forest. This study undertook a village-level investigation of forest governance to determine whether community and institutional...
09 Aug 2016

Land-cover and Forest in Nepal (II)

Case
Between 1978 and 1992 dramatic forest conversion occurred in two adjacent sub-basins of the Kair Khola watershed in the Chitwan District of Nepal. However, the form of conversion differed significantly. In the Kair sub-basin dense forest was most often converted to maize-based agriculture, while in the Shakti sub-basin dense forest most often became degraded forest. This study undertook a village-level investigation of forest governance to determine whether community and institutional...
09 Aug 2016

Large N Comparative Studies of Ostrom's Design Principles

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There have been a number of studies that focus on testing whether and in what contexts Ostrom's institutional design principles may lead to successful governance of common-pool resources.  The study of Cox et al. (see sources) coded the presence or absence of each of 8 design principles and success in 62 cases and found that the likelihood of success and the presence of individual design principles is positively correlated.   However, because institutions are systems, it is...
13 Jul 2017

Las Cebollas protective forest, Quezaltepeque municipality, western Guatemala

Case
Las Cebollasforest community is located in the municipality of Quezaltepeque, in western Guatemala.  It encompasses a geographical area of 1850 ha of land much of it on slopes of about 1500m. The case study involves a snapshot in time in 1998 and catalogues an action situation involving 43 households which are dependent on the forest for three main purposes: 1) extraction of ocote, or resinous pine, for kindling, 2) extractions of firewood, oak varieties being preferred because they produce...
09 Aug 2016

Maritime Extractive Reserve (MER) and Traditional Beach Seining in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Case
The Arraial do Cabo Marine Extractive Reserve (MER) and fishing community is located on a cape that extends approximately 40 km into the ocean about 164 km east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The MER encompasses a total marine area of approximately 57 ha which is utilized by seiners/fishermen from four different beaches.  The case study involves a time period which predates the 1960s and ends approximately in the early 2000s and draws on informal and semi-structured interviews with seiners...
09 Aug 2016

Newfoundland Inshore Cod Trap Fisheries, Canada

Case
The inshore cod trap fisheries discussed in this case are primarily located along the eastern and north shores of Newfoundland, Canada, encompassing an unknown geographical area.  The case study discusses the development of community-based institutions over time and then compares this with larger scale policy development for offshore fishing and economic development which lead to the demise of the community-based inshore fishery institutions after 1960.   This case is detailed in Chapter 14 of...
09 Aug 2016

NGO-facilitated community irrigation system in Kasungu district, Malawi

Case
The exact location of the Malawi irrigation system is undisclosed due to anonymity concerns.  However, it is generally located in the administrative district of Kasungu in central Malawi and encompasses an unknown geographical area.  The case study involves a snapshot in time from approximately 2001/2002 to 2007 and catalogues an action situation involving seven villages organized in an unknown number of households.  The villagers initially farmed their fields independently until a non-...
09 Aug 2016

Nyamaropa Communal Area, Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

Case
The Nyamaropa communal area encompasses a total of five villages located in the Nyanga District in Zimbabwe.  Beyond individual homestead plots and fields, the communities have access rights to an unspecified acreage of grazing/woodland commons that consist of miombo woodlands on mountain and hill slopes and Terminalia-Combretum vegetation in the lowlands.  The time period examined involves a snapshot in time in approximately the late 1990s and is based on the author’s personal observations,...
09 Aug 2016

Oyster communities, Florida, USA

Case
The Florida oyster fishing communities are located on the Florida “panhandle” with approximately 300 kilometers of coastline on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The case study states that this is an open-access fishery but includes a limited amount of historic data on the development of community based norms and institutions for managing the fishery over time and compares them to those used in the Louisiana oyster fishing community (see related cases below). No information is provided...
09 Aug 2016