Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

by Stewart Maginnis
     
 

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At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical
solutions on the ground
CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL

For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting to be turned into something useful. This book demonstrates that forests in fact… See more details below

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At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical
solutions on the ground
CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL

For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting to be turned into something useful. This book demonstrates that forests in fact have multiple values, and managing them as ecosystems will bring more benefits to a greater cross-section of the public
JEFFREY A. MCNEELY, CHIEF SCIENTIST, IUCN

This book demonstrates that [ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management] are neither alternative methods of forest management nor are they simply complicated ways of saying the same thing. They are both emerging concepts for more integrated and holistic ways of managing forests within larger landscapes in ways that optimize benefits to all stakeholders
ACHIM STEINER AND IAN JOHNSON, FROM THE FOREWORD

Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. Forests in Landscapes reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades. Case studies from Europe, Canada, the United States, Russia, Australia, the Congo and Central America provide a wealth of international examples of innovative practices. Cross-cutting chapters examine the political ecology and economics of forest management, and review the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests.

A concluding chapter draws out the key lessons of changes in forest management in recent decades and sets out some thoughts for the future.

This book is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with forests and land use. It contains lessons for all those concerned with forests as sources of people's livelihoods and as part of rural landscapes.

Published with IUCN and PROFOR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136565397
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
257
File size:
2 MB

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