Saving the Tropical Forests

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The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor.

This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques specifically designed to promote the wise use and preservation of remaining forest lands. However, these grassroots strategies ...

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Overview

The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor.

This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques specifically designed to promote the wise use and preservation of remaining forest lands. However, these grassroots strategies are often ignored in favour of grandiose schemes which inevitably fail. This pattern must be broken now or the tropical forests will be lost forever. Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Preface by Michael Robinson, Director, National Zoological Park. Smithsonian Institution Originally published in 1988

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849710275
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Natural Resource Management Set Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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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