Tropical forests are one of the world's most important resources: they contain the vast majority of its species and play a vital role in the global balance. The unprecedented rate of deforestation over the last fifty years has led to growing concern for the fate of those areas which remain, and for the impact of deforestation on the earth's climate, on biodiver-sity, and on local people whose livelihoods depend on the forests.
Tropical Forestry presents a complete discussion diagnosing the problems and covering the options available for dealing with the many and varied problems. Topics include policy and management of the forests, land use and degradation, international trade patterns and the role of ITTO, forestry development aid indigenous peoples and the conservation of biological diversity.
Simon Reitbergen's comprehensive introduction evaluates the arguments presented in this work and places the contributions in context. This will prove to be an invaluable sourcebook for anyone concerned with forestry in the tropics.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)|