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How do forest-dwelling people cope with catastrophe in a changing landscape? The role forests can play as ‘emergency supplies’ in times of hardship is little documented and the work presented here, based on research in the Malinau district of Kalimantan, Indonesia, is among the first studies with forest-dependent communities in Southeast Asia.
CIFOR researcher Nining Liswanti gave this presentation at the 18th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management (ISSRM) held on 17–21 June 2012 at the University of Alberta, Canada. The main theme of the conference was ‘Linking North and South: Responding to Environmental Change’, and 350 participants from 50 countries came together to discuss the intersection of social issues and natural resource management.