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Mekong Sentinel Landscape (World Agroforestry Centre)
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In the last two decades, Mekong economies have grown much faster than usual. Large infrastructure development has caused, and will continue to cause, dramatic changes in forest cover, land use patterns and regional ecosystem services. These changes will bring profound and widespread changes to both the physical and social environment. Recent debates among regional countries continue to focus on the commercial exploitation of natural resources, not the sustainable protection and provision of ecosystem services. These reasons signify Sentinel Landscape research is critical to the future of the Mekong region.
The Mekong is home to almost 100 distinct ethnic groups. The political and economic marginalization of these groups is a longstanding problem. Additionally, local, indigenous communities face increasing uncertainties as they strive to use and sustain the landscapes in which they depend upon. Among the most powerful contemporary forces that influence both local cultures and land use are various government policies with their emphasis on rapid expansion of regional, national and international markets.
Nation building and increased regional integration of ethnic minority areas has led to increased incomes as well created poverty. The challenges facing Mekong region ethnic groups are new and old, social and cultural, political and economic, national and regional.
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1. Menglanxiang, Xishuangbanna, China
2. Oudomxay, Oudomxay, Laos
3. Chiangrai, N. Thailand
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Sep 18, 2019
Harrison, Rhett;Yufang, Su;Qian, Zhang;Chen, Huafang;Baraka, Paul;Gassner, Anja;Chiputwa, Brian;Makui, Parmutia, 2015, "Mekong Household Baseline", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/AQDWRF, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V11, UNF:6:2186OPPGgUoHon0Dwe8Byg== [fileUNF]
This study consists of sex-disaggregated data and other related materials generated as part of the Sentinel Landscapes Network household survey baseline in Mekong sentinel site in China, Thailand and Laos. A total of 1982 households were surveyed between October to November 2014,...
Oct 23, 2017
Harrison, Rhett;Yufang, Su;Qian, Zhang;Chen, Huafang;Baraka, Paul;Gassner, Anja;Chiputwa, Brian;Makui, Parmutia, 2016, "Mekong Village Level Baseline", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/XXW0JG, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V4
This study consists of village level baseline data and other related materials generated as part of the ‘Sentinel Landscapes’ initiative. The village level baseline data was collected using four survey protocols designed by the International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFR...
Oct 23, 2017
Harrison, Rhett;Satdichanh, Manichanh;Winowiecki, Leigh;Vågen, Tor-Gunnar, 2016, "Land and Soil Health Assessment in the Mekong Sentinel Landscape", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/3VFB7N, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V3, UNF:6:E5AVPggU2+J86mUoXN7+UA== [fileUNF]
The LDSF was carried out at two-100 km2 sites within the Mekong Sentinel Landscape. Manlaxiang site in China and the Mbeng site in Laos. Field teams were trained by Tor Vågen and Leigh Winowiecki in May 2014. Field surveys were completed in July 2015. The LDSF is a spatially stra...
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