Linking natural resource management with social services

The growing phenomena of linking natural resource management with social services has been predicated upon rapidly degrading forest environments due to social needs. Population pressures alone have significantly changed the need to reorganize how forests can be effectively managed. Forest management agencies, globally, are expanding their mission to oversee national forest lands to include environmental protection through alleviating rural poverty.
Currently there are 1.2 billion persons living in poverty in developing countries, of which 300 million are living in forest communities. These people are termed as indigenous, hill tribes, minority nationals, aboriginal tribes, or recent settlers, but they are all forest resource dependent communities.
Small scale subsistence farmers are converting up to 150,000 annually in contrast to commercial loggers whose work accounts for approximately 45,000 of deforestation.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities