Edited by Antonio La Viña • Jose Andres Canivel • Donna Paz Reyes
The Anthropocene, or the age of man, as proposed current epoch characterizes the dominant influence of humans on climate and the environment. The anthropogenic nature of the global climate crisis and cross-cutting socio-environmental challenges have highlighted the historical imprints of humanity on the natural world. The Philippines is no stranger to the unfortunate reality of an increasingly warmer planet, rising sea levels, deforestation, and forest and landscape degradation.
Forests in the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Philippines shares a compendium of Filipino interdisciplinary scholarship on the interplay of forest and people in the age of mankind. This book, composed of six chapters, aims to provide local accounts of human and forest dynamics, and probe into the historical trajectories and conservation experiences within the mosaics of forest landscapes across the archipelago.
The diverse configurations of forests are the living heritage and beating landscape of our collective history and aspirations as peoples. It is hoped that this book drives different sectors toward a deeper appreciation, social commitment, and collective action for the protection and conservation of the Philippine forests.