Location – Based Information for Sustainable Development of Forests

Shorab, Mohammed Abdullah Bin (2022) Location – Based Information for Sustainable Development of Forests. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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It is widely acknowledged that the planet is experiencing anthropogenic induced environmental challenges that needs innovative and coherent decision making to achieve a sustainable future. Location based information has played an important role in sustainable decision-making for decades. The role of this information as an aid for sustainable forest management has been lightly explored by academia, policy makers and politicians. This study has used mixed qualitative methods and a diachronic approach to quantify the role of location-based information as an aid to sustainable forest management using the experience of Fiji. Results show the significance of location-based information to the sustainable management of forests at an operational level and within strategic decision making. Recommendations suggest that human resource management, organisational structures, technological capacity, and coherent documentation are key areas which need attention for an effective and efficient sustainable location-based information system. Successful application of these research findings can not only be applied to sustainable forest management in Fiji but is transferable to other locations and environmental sectors aiming for sustainability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: Victoria Hankinson
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2024 15:52
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 15:52
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2856

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