Policy Options for Private Forest Owners in Western Balkans: A Qualitative Study

  • Mersudin AVDIBEGOVIĆ University of Sarajevo, 20 Zagrebacka St., 71 000 Sarajevo
  • Dragan NONIĆ University of Belgrade, 1, Kneza Višeslava St., 11030 Belgrade
  • Stjepan POSAVEC University of Zagreb, 25, Svetošimunska St., 10000 Zagreb
  • Nenad PETROVIĆ University of Belgrade, 1, Kneza Višeslava St., 11030 Belgrade
  • Bruno MARIĆ University of Sarajevo, 20 Zagrebacka St., 71 000 Sarajevo
  • Vojislav MILIJIĆ University of Belgrade, 1, Kneza Višeslava St., 11030 Belgrade
  • Silvija KRAJTER University of Zagreb, 25, Svetošimunska St., 10000 Zagreb
  • Florin IORAS Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexendra Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2JZ Buckinghamshire, England
  • Ioan Vasile ABRUDAN Transilvania University, 1 Sirul Beethoven St., 500123 Brasov

Abstract

Private forest owners start to play an important role in Western Balkans' forestry and they are essential to the successful implementation of environmental policies. Little is known about how forest policy can support private forest owners in these countries and therefore this study was conducted though a qualitative method, based on personal interviews with representatives of 54 stakeholders that include state forest authorities and administration, private forest owners associations, forest science and research and private sector in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The results show significant homogeneity across the region towards creation of independent interest forest owners associations based on financial support. Regression analysis identified stakeholder attitudes as significant predictors of policy preferences and also identified owners of production forest as more supportive of such policies

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Published
2010-06-15
How to Cite
AVDIBEGOVIĆ, M., NONIĆ, D., POSAVEC, S., PETROVIĆ, N., MARIĆ, B., MILIJIĆ, V., KRAJTER, S., IORAS, F., & ABRUDAN, I. V. (2010). Policy Options for Private Forest Owners in Western Balkans: A Qualitative Study. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 38(1), 257-261. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha3814691
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Research Articles

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