Common Pool Resources and Commons:definitions, examples and characteristics1)"Commons" are a set ofresources that a community views as rightly accessible and beneficial to all community members. Commons may be governed under private, state or common tenure systems.2)Common pool resources (CPRs)are common resources in which a coreresource system produces a limited quantity of extractable fringeresources that can reproduce from the core resources.Example of a commons that is a CPR: Grassland ecosystem community (others include fresh water, fisheries, air quality, global atmospheric conditions, etc.)•Core resource elements: grasses, seed stock, soils, hydrological cycle, grazers. These elements collectively form the core resource system of the CPR. •Fringe resources: grasses, soil, water, etc. Fringe resources are any of the core resource elements that are used without undermining the reproductive capacity of the core resource, and hence the CPR. So, for instance, grasses (as a fringe resource) can be harvested only to the point at which the capacity for grass
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