Forest Patches In Tropical Landscapes

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<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a ...
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<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a year-long study by the policy program at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes provides a broad overview of theory and practice, and will help foster both interdisciplinary research and more effective approaches to tropical conservation and development.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559634250
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 498

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Value of Forest Patches
Ch. 1 Preservation and Management of Biodiversity in Fragmented Landscapes in the Colombian Andes 3
Ch. 2 Forest Fragmentation and the Pollination of Neotropical Plants 19
Ch. 3 The Consequences of Prolonged Fragmentation: Lessons from Tropical Gallery Forests 37
Ch. 4 Managed Forest Patches and the Diversity of Birds in Southern Mexico 59
Ch. 5 Arthropod Diversity in Forest Patches and Agroecosystems of Tropical Landscapes 91
Ch. 6 Hunting Wildlife in Forest Patches: An Ephemeral Resource 111
Ch. 7 The Ecological Importance of Forest Remnants in an Eastern Amazonian Frontier Landscape 133
Ch. 8 Biology and Conservation of Forest Fragments in the Brazilian Atlantic Moist Forest 151
Ch. 9 The Importance of Forest Fragments to the Maintenance of Regional Biodiversity in Costa Rica 168
Ch. 10 Islands in an Ever-Changing Sea: The Ecological and Socioeconomic Dynamics of Amazonian Rainforest Fragments 187
Ch. 11 Modification of Tropical Forest Patches for Wildlife Protection and Community Conservation in Belize 205
Ch. 12 Forest Use and Ownership: Patterns, Issues, and Recommendations 233
Ch. 13 Land-Use Choice and Forest Patches in Costa Rica 258
Ch. 14 Reading Colonist Landscapes: Social Interpretations of Tropical Forest Patches in an Amazonian Agricultural Frontier 285
Ch. 15 Sacred Groves in Africa: Forest Patches in Transition 300
Ch. 16 Managing Forest Remnants and Forest Gardens in Peru and Indonesia 327
Ch. 17 Timber Management of Forest Patches in Guatemala 343
Ch. 18 Community Restoration of Forests in India 366
Ch. 19 Challenges in Promoting Forest Patches in Rural Development Efforts 381
Contributors 401
Index 409
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