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International Day of Forests

Happy International Day of Forests! Yearly on March 21st the United Nations promotes education and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. “Healthy forests mean healthy, resilient communities and prosperous economies.” For more information visit

Berghahn is pleased to offer a selection of relevant books and journal articles from our Environmental Studies below.

A Critical History of Forest Conservation in Sierra Leone
Paul Munro

“Colonial Seeds in African Soil is full of striking insights, including an interesting study of liberal-economic reform and environmental change that arises from discussion of a decentralized system of forest resource exploitation.” • Gregory H. Maddox, Texas Southern University

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Featured Articles from Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Open Anthro Collection

Remote-Control Plantations and Black Forest Relations in the Black Belt
Danielle M. Purifoy (Vol. 13)

A Crystal Ball for Forests?: Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term
Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén (Vol. 8)

Fantasy constitutions: Forest land and forced dispossession
Anand Vaidya (Online First)

Civilization as the Undesired World: Radical Environmentalism and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis
Stine Krøijer (Vol. 64, Issue 3)

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Agricultural Fire or Arson?: Rural Denizens, Forest Administration, and the Colonial Situation in Algeria (1850–1900)
Antonin Plarier (Vol. 46, Issue 2)

Property and Pa-Tree-Archy: A Cross-National Analysis of Gendered Rights and Forest Loss in Low- and Middle-Income Nations
Jamie M. Sommer, Rebekah Burroway, and John M. Shandra (Vol. 19, Issue 1)

The Discursive Context of Forest in Land Use Documents
Jodie Asselin, Gabriel Asselin, and Flavia Egli (Vol. 17, Issue 2)

Changing Approaches to the Future in Swedish Forestry, 1850–2010
Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm (Vol. 11, Issue 1)