The Matching Game: More on Protected Area Effectiveness
A metastudy by Porter-Bolland et al. shows how most peer-reviewed case studies have found community-managed forests to disappear less rapidly than strictly protected forests. By its nature, a metasample is heterogeneous in time and space, and areas are not selected randomly. Alternatively, could one compare the fate of each protected forest with that of a similar matched forest without protection status?
- CIFOR Test Harvesting