Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use

Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use

by Kent H. Redford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231076029

ISBN-13: 9780231076029

Pub. Date: 11/05/1992

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Two of the great crises facing our generation are the destruction of the tropical forests and the widespread poverty of tens of millions of people who inhabit rural areas of the globe. Since many of these people rely on tropical forests for their livelihoods, the fates of the forests and of many rural poor are inextricably linked. A cross-disciplinary study of this…  See more details below

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Two of the great crises facing our generation are the destruction of the tropical forests and the widespread poverty of tens of millions of people who inhabit rural areas of the globe. Since many of these people rely on tropical forests for their livelihoods, the fates of the forests and of many rural poor are inextricably linked. A cross-disciplinary study of this link between forests and forest peoples has recently emerged. Those interested in conserving forests and those concerned with rural poverty and the rights of indigenous peoples have found that they can be effective allies. Interdisciplinary cooperation, however, has been hampered by a lack of necessary information. Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use provides important data on the interactions of forest peoples and forest resources in the lowland tropics of the Western hemisphere. It brings together articles by many of the world's experts: natural and social scientists and managers of innovative conservation programs. An introductory section provides an overview of the challenges facing such cooperative natural/social science efforts in tropical forest conservation. Part 1, Indigenous Peoples, presents a wealth of new data concerning resource management by indigenous tribal societies: ecology of foraging, hunting, agriculture, and traditional technology. Folk Societies, part 2, continues to discuss how neotropical forest peoples manage resources by focusing on often overlooked folk societies such as the caboclos and riberenos of the Amazon. Part 3 examines attempts to limit forest destruction and improve the well-being of traditional peoples by offering case studies of existing projects throughout Central and South America, including the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area of Belize, and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve of the Ecuadorian Amazon, among others. Finally, part 4, New Directions in Research and Action, explores innovative directions for both acti

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231076029
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/05/1992
Series:
Biology and Resource Management Series
Pages:
475
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Traditional Peoples and the Biosphere: Framing the Issues and Defining the Terms3
Pt. IIndigenous Peoples
Introduction17
2Interpreting and Applying the "Reality" of Indigenous Concepts: What Is Necessary to Learn from the Natives?21
3People of the Fallow: A Historical Ecology of Foraging in Lowland South America35
4Traditional Productive Systems of the Awa (Cuaiquer) Indians of Southwestern Colombia and Neighboring Ecuador58
5Resource Use, Traditional Technology, and Change Among Native Peoples of Lowland South America83
6Neotropical Indigenous Hunters and Their Neighbors: Siriono, Chimane, and Yuqui Hunting on the Bolivian Frontier108
Pt. IIFolk Societies
Introduction131
7Caboclo and Ribereno Resource Management in Amazonia: A Review134
8Diversity, Variation, and Change in Ribereno Agriculture158
9The Logic of Extraction: Resource Management and Income Generation by Extractive Producers in the Amazon Estuary175
Pt. IIICase Studies of Resource Management Projects in Protected and Unprotected Areas: Institutional Perspectives
Introduction203
10Xateros, Chicleros, and Pimenteros: Harvesting Renewable Tropical Forest Resources in the Guatemalan Peten208
11The Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area of Belize220
12The Chimane Conservation Program in Beni, Bolivia: An Effort for Local Participation228
13The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve: Human Needs and Natural Resource Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon245
14The Wildlands and Human Needs Program: Putting Rural Development to Work for Conservation259
15Building Institutions for Sustainable Development in Acre, Brazil276
Pt. IVNew Directions in Research and Action
Introduction301
16Amuesha Forest Use and Management: An Integration of Indigenous Use and Natural Forest Management305
17Incorporation of Game Animals into Small-Scale Agroforestry Systems in the Neotropics333
18Common Property Resources in the Neotropics: Theory, Management Progress, and an Action Agenda359
19Valuing Land Uses in Amazonia: Colonist Agriculture, Cattle, and Petty Extraction in Comparative Perspective379
20Buying in the Forests: A New Program to Market Sustainably Collected Tropical Forest Products Protects Forests and Forest Residents400
21Neotropical Moist Forests: Priorities for the Next Two Decades416
Index435

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