Overview

Saving the Tropical Forests is a source book on the causes and effects of tropical deforestation.

"...presents an excellent compendium of recent information on management and conservation strategies...." --Nature

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Overview

Saving the Tropical Forests is a source book on the causes and effects of tropical deforestation.

"...presents an excellent compendium of recent information on management and conservation strategies...." --Nature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134065059
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Natural Resource Management Set
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Gradwohl is Director of the Office of Environmental Awareness, at the Smithsonian Institution, and author of several books.


Russell Greenberg, Director of Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 1981, and was a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the National Zoo (Smithsonian) until 1991 when he became Director of Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Greenburg conducts research on the ecology of birds in the tropics. His research interests include: habitat selection, the ecology and evolution of migration, interspecific interaction and use of man-modified tropical habitats.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Beyond Destruction, Success (by Michael H. Robinson)
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Part I: The Specter of Deforestation
Chapter 1: Forest Reserves
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve: Conservation of Forest and Sea, Mexico
The Community Baboon Reserve: An Approach to the Conservation of Private Lands, Belize
Land Titling and Forest Protection around the Gandoca/Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica
La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Costa Rica
The Kuna Yala Biosphere 'Comarca': An Indigenous Application of the Conservation Concept, Panama
A Bi-National Approach to the Protection of Indian Lands, Colombia and Ecuador
The Cuyabeno Wildlife Production Reserve, Ecuador
Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru
Protection and Development in and about Khao Yai Park, Thailand
Protecting Wildlife and Watersheds at Dumoga Bone, Indonesia
A Community-Managed Buffer Zone for a Nature Reserve, Indonesia
Korup National Park, Cameroon
Chapter 2: Sustainable Agriculture
Lessons from Mayan Agriculture, Central America
An Intensive Agricultural System for Forests with Karsted Limestone Areas, Mexico
Converting from Beef to Dairy Cattle, Costa Rica
Iguana Ranching: A Model for Reforestation, Panama
Resource Management by the Kayapo, Brazil
Japanese Farming in the Amazon Basin, Brazil
Long-term Cultivation of Swidden-Fallows by Bora Indians, Peru
Market-oriented Agroforestry in the Amazon, Peru
Javanese Home Gardens, Indonesia
An Extension Service for Shifting Agriculturalists, New Guinea
Chapter 3: Natural Forest Management
A Sustainable Silvicultural System for Forests, Suriname
Harvesting the Flood Plain Forests, Brazil
Extractive Reserves: A Sustainable Development Alternative for Amazonia, Brazil
Natural Forest Regeneration and Paper Production, Colombia
Public and Private Cooperation in Protecting and Managing a Tropical Watershed, Colombia
Sustained-Yield Management of Natural Forests in the Palcazu Development Project, Peru
The Conservation of Oku Mountain Forests for Wildlife, Watershed, Medicinal Plants and Honey, Cameroon
Chapter 4: Tropical Forest Restoration
Agroforestry and Outreach Project, Haiti
Growing Forest from Habitat Fragments in Guanacaste National Park, Costa Rica
Reforestation of Amazonian Bauxite Mines Using Native Species, Brazil
Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems in the Amazon Basin, Brazil
Plan Bosque: Incentives for Planting and Tending Trees, Ecuador
Xiaoliang Water and Soil Conservation, China
The Forest Villages, Thailand
Soil Conservation on Steep Tropical Slopes, Philippines
Village Forest Project, Uganda
Notes
Suggested Reading
Index

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