Recent decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scale and intensity of industrial forestry. Directly and indirectly, it has degraded the wildlife and ecological integrity of these tropical forests, prompting a need to evaluate the impact of current forest management practices and reconsider how best to preserve the integrity of the biosphere.
Synthesizing the body of knowledge of leading scientists and professionals in tropical forest ecology and management, this book's thirty chapters examine in detail the interplay between timber harvesting and wildlife, from hunted and protected habitats to invertebrates and large mammal species.
Collectively, the contributors suggest that better management is pivotal to the maintenance of the tropics' valuable biodiversity, arguing that we must realize that tropical forests harbor the majority (perhaps 70 to 80 percent) of the world's animal species. Further, they suggest modifications to existing practices that can ensure a better future for our valuable resources.
About the Author
Robert A. Fimbel is chief scientist for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
John G. Robinson is senior vice president for international programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Alejandro Grajal is director of the Latin American and Caribbean program at the Audubon Society.
Table of Contents
Logging and Wildlife in the Tropics: Impacts and Options for Conservation, by Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal, and John G. Robinson, with input from all co
Rain Forest Logging and Wildlife Use in Bolivia: Management and Conservation in Transition, by Damián I. Rumiz and Fernando Aguilar
The Economics of Sustainable Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Forests, by Neil Byron
Can Forestry Carbon-Offset Projects Play a Significant Role in Conserving Forest Wildlife and Their Habitats?, by Elizabeth Losos
Tropical Forest Management Certification and Wildlife Conservation, by Richard Z. Donovan
Community-Based Timber Production: A Viable Strategy for Promoting Wildlife Conservation?, by Nick Salafsky, Max Henderson, and Mark Leighton
Logging and Wildlife Research in Australasia: Implications for Tropical Forest Management, by William F. Laurance
Protecting Habitat Elements and Natural Areas in the Managed Forest Matrix, by Bruce G. Marcot, R. E. Gullison, and James R. Barborak
An Evolutionary Perspective on Natural Disturbance and Logging: Implications for Forest Management and Habitat Restoration, by Colin A. Chapman and Robert A. Fimbel
Reducing the Impacts of Tropical Forestry on Wildlife, by Douglas J. Mason and Francis E. Putz
Where Should Natural Forest Management Be Promoted to Conserve Wildlife?, by Peter C. Frumhoff and Elizabeth C. Losos
Programs to Assess the Impacts of Timber Harvesting on Tropical Forest Wildlife and Their Habitat, by Robert A. Fimbel, Elizabeth L. Bennett, and Claire Kremen
Natural Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: Field Study Design and Integration at the Operational Level, by Andrew Grieser Johns
Defaunation Not Deforestation: Commercial Logging and Market Hunting in Northern Congo, by David S. Wilkie, J. G. Sidle, G. C. Boundzanga, P. Auzel, and S. Blake
The Interrelationships of Commercial Logging Hunting and Wildlife in Sarawak: Recommendations for Forest Management, by Elizabeth L. Bennett and Melvin T. Gumal
Logging and Hunting in Community Forests and Corporate Concessions: Two Contrasting Case Studies in Bolivia, by Damián I. Rumiz, Daniel Guinart S., Luciano Solar R., and José C. Herrera F.
The Effects of Logging on Tropical River Ecosystems, by Catherine M. Pringle and Jonathan P. Benstead
Soil Fauna in Managed Forests: Lessons from the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, by Gerardo R. Camilo and Xiaoming Zou
The Impacts of Selective Logging on Tropical Forest Invertebrates, by Jaboury Ghazoul and Jane Hill
The Effects of Logging on Reptiles and Amphibians of Tropical Forests, by Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell
Bird Communities in Logged and Unlogged African Forests: Lessons from Uganda and Beyond, by Andrew Plumptre, Christine Dranzoa, and Isaiah Owiunji
The Effects of Logging on Birds in Tropical Forests of Indo-Australia, by Mohamed Zakaria Bin Hussin and Charles M. Francis
Tropical Forestry and the Conservation of Neotropical Birds, by Douglas J. Mason and Jean-Marc Thiollay
The Consequences of Timber Exploitation for Bat Communities in Tropical America, by Pascual J. Soriano and José Ochoa G.
The Effects of Logging on Nonvolant Small Mammal Communities in Neotropical Rain Forests, by José Ochoa G. and Pascual J. Soriano
The Effects of Logging on Tropical Forest Ungulates, by Glyn Davies, Matt Heydon, Nigel Leader-Williams, John MacKinnon, and Helen Newin
Changes in Primate Communities Following Logging Disturbance, by Andrew J. Plumptre and Andrew Grieser Johns
Logging ,Seed Dispersal by Vertebrates, and Natural Regeneration of Tropical Timber Trees, by Patrick A. Jansen and Pieter A. Zuidema
Tropical Forest Management and Wildlife: Silvicultural Effects on Forest Structure, Fruit Production, and Locomotion of Arboreal Mammals, by Francis E. Putz, Laura K. Sirot, and Michelle A. Pinard
Logging-Wildlife Issues in the Tropics: An Overview, by Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal, and John G. Robinson
I. An Introduction to Forestry Wildlife Interactions in Tropical Forests
II. Wildlife and Chainsaws: Direct Impact of Logging on Wildlife
III. Hunting: A Major Indirect Impact of Logging on Game Species
IV. Research to Integrate Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation
V. Forest Management Programs to Conserve Wildlife in Production Forest Landscapes
VI. Incentives for Integrating Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation