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CPRs and commons - Common Pool Resources and Commons...

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Common Pool Resources and Commons: definitions, examples and characteristics 1) "Commons" are a set of resources 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 core resource system produces a limited quantity of extractable fringe resources 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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