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viii, 71 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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xv, 292 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Setting the scene: evolution of small-scale forestry in the tropics, S.R. Harrison and J.L. Herbohn-- historical background to plantation development in the topics - a North Queensland case study, D. Lamb et al-- silvicultural research and development of new plantation systems using rainforest tree species, D. Lamb and R.J. Keenan. Part 2 Timber benefits and market considerations: financial analysis of a two-species farm forestry mixed stand, J.L. Herbohn and S.R. Harrison-- estimating invetment risk in small-scale plantations of rainforest cabinet timbers and eucalypts, S.R. Harrison et al-- predicting yields and returns to smallholder plantation forestry - a Philippines case study, T.J. Venn et al-- the role of portable sawmills and chainsaw milling in tropical small-scale forestry, D.B. Smorfitt et al-- choice of timber inputs by small to medium sized cabinet-making forms in Queensland and the implications for the marketing of lesser-known tropical species, J.L. Herbohn et al-- developing export markets for Australian forest products, M.A. Cox and M.J. Quayle. Part 3 Non-wood benefits: the importance of non-timber products in tropical small-scale forestry, S.R. Harrison and J.L. Herbohn-- the valuation impact of reforestation on degraded farm land, S.T. Harrison et al-- economic evaluation of riparian revegetation options in North Queensland, M.E. Qureshi and S.R. Harrison-- the inclusion of non-wood benefits in reporting systems of forest enterprises, K.F. Herbohn et al. Part 4 Developing policies to encourage small-scale forestry in the tropics: taxation in the forestry setting, D.B. Smorfitt et al-- landholders attitudes to and participation in farm forestry activities in sub-tropical and tropical eastern Australia, N.F. Emtage et al-- keys to smallholder forestry in developing countries in the topics, R.N. Byron-- lessons from social and community forestry in the tropics, with particular reference to India and the Philippines, S.R. Harrison et al-- institutional impediments to farm forestry, S.M. Vize and C. Creighton-- stumpage price determination and investment in Australian forests - implications for plantation and small-scale producers, M.J. Quayle and M.A. Cox-- towards a vibrant tropical small-scale forestry industry - imperatives, opportunities and challenges, S.R. Harrison and J.L. Herbohn.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647204 20160527
There has been an increased awareness of the need to establish and maintain small-scale forestry in tropical countries. This is due to concerns over continued deforestation, as well as the long-term environmental and economic resources these plantations can contribute if managed successfully. This book examines the constraints that limit the development of small-scale forestry in tropical environments and how they can be overcome. The authors first explain the background to their research and demonstrate how, in contrast to industrial plantations, small-scale forestry has a wide variety of objectives including the production of fuel wood and non-wood products, the protection of watersheds and wildlife habitats, and carbon sequestration. They examine a broad range of socio-economic topics under the broad themes of policy development, market considerations, the evolution of small-scale forestry systems, and timber and non-wood benefits. In developing countries for example, small-scale forestry is often regarded as a means of facilitating sustainable regional development. As a result of seven years extensive research they have developed a strong policy line, examining measures such as tax provisions and the targetting of subsidy and extension programmes that can help promote the growth of non-industrial forest industries. The authors present an integrated socio-economic analysis of the opportunities, impediments and challenges to small-scale forestry in the tropics. As such, this book will be required reading for scholars of environmental economics and science, land resource economists, and environmental, forestry and resource managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647204 20160527
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xv, 335 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Angela Cropper About the Contributors Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION The Struggle for Equity in Forest Management Carol J. Pierce Colfer PART I. ASIA 1. Negotiating More Than Boundaries in Indonesia Njau Anau, Ramses Iwan, Miriam van Heist, Godwin Limberg, Made Sudana, and Eva Wollenberg 2. Dealing with Overlapping Access Rights in Indonesia Stepi Hakim 3. Participation and Decisionmaking in Nepal Sushma Dangol 4. Scientists in Social Encounters: The Case for an Engaged Practice of Science Mariteuw Chimere Diaw and Trikurnianti Kusumanto PART II. AFRICA 5. From Diversity to Exclusion for Forest Minorities in Cameroon Phil Rene Oyono 6. Women in Campo-Ma'an National Park: Uncertainties and Adaptations in Cameroon Anne Marie Tiani, George Akwah, and Joachim Nguiebouri 7. Women, Decisionmaking, and Resource Management in Zimbabwe Nontokozo Nemarundwe 8. Becoming Men in Our Dresses! Women's Involvement in a Joint Forestry Management Project in Zimbabwe Bevlyne Sithole 9. Learning Amongst Ourselves: Adaptive Forest Management through Social Learning in Zimbabwe Tendayi Mutimukuru, Richard Nyirenda, and Frank Matose PART III. SOUTH AMERICA 10. Intrahousehold Differences in Natural Resource Management in Peru and Brazil Constance Campbell, Avecita Chicchon, Marianne Schmink, and Richard Piland 11. Improving Collaboration between Outsiders and Communities in the Amazon Benno Pokorny, Guilhermina Cayres, and Westphalen Nunes 12. Diversity in Living Gender: Two Cases from the Brazilian Amazon Noemi Miyasaki Porro and Samantha Stone 13. Gender, Participation, and the Strengthening of Indigenous Forest Management in Bolivia Peter Cronkleton 14. Women's Place Is Not in the Forest: Gender Issues in a Timber Management Project in Bolivia Omaira Bolanos and Marianne Schmink CONCLUSION Implications of Adaptive Collaborative Management for More Equitable Forest Management Carol J. Pierce Colfer References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891853784 20160528
While there continues to be refinement in defining and assessing sustainable management, there remains the urgent need for policies that create the conditions that support sustainability and can halt or slow destructive practices already underway. Carol Colfer and her contributors maintain that standardized solutions to forest problems from afar have failed to address both human and environmental needs. Such approaches, they argue, often neglect the knowledge that local stakeholders have accumulated over generations as forest managers and do not address issues involving the diversity and well-being of groups within communities. The contributors note that these problems persist despite clear evidence that equity and social relationships, including gender roles, are important factors in the ways that communities adapt to change and manage forest resources overall. "The Equitable Forest" offers an alternative to traditional, externally organized strategies for forest management. Termed adaptive collaborative management (ACM), the approach tries to better acknowledge the diversity, complexity, and unpredictability of human and natural systems. ACM works to strengthen local institutions and use the knowledge and capacity of groups in local communities to enhance the health and well-being of both forests and the people who live in and around them. "The Equitable Forest" provides a detailed explanation of the descriptive, analytical, and methodological tools of ACM, along with accounts of early stages of its implementation in tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Although the contributors make it clear that it is too soon to evaluate the efficacy of ACM, their work is supported by evidence that rural communities do make important contributions when involved in formal forest management; that management strategies are most effective when flexible and tailored to local contexts; and, that efforts by outside governmental and nongovernmental organizations to support local management are feasible from the policymaking perspective, and desirable for their impact on human, economic, and environmental well-being.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891853784 20160528
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xvii, 290 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • The Rise and Fall of Forests * Sustainable Forest Management: A Response to Destruction * Genesis of a Treaty: The ITTA Takes Shape * ITTO's Early Days: Optimism and Experiment * First Assessment: Living a Fool's Paradise * From Abidjan to Bali: A Radical New Agenda * The case of Sarawak * Ferment 1990-1992 * Tropical Forests, or all Forests? Renegotiating the ITTA * Has the Tropical Timber Trade any Leverage? Policies 1991-1995 * The Many Roads from UNCED * ITTO's Road to 1995: ENGOs Diverge * 1995-2000: Getting on with the Job * Year 2000 Report: The Curate's Egg? * Reaction: False Start, New Energy * Policies Into Action: Some Case Studies * ITTO: Agent of Change * Changing Landscapes, Future Prospects * Appendices * Notes * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839917 20160528
This is the history of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); its aims, policies and achievements, through drawing on contemporary records and the author's own wide experience. The book uses examination of past successes and failures to formulate a 21st-century agenda for the most practical ways of improving the management of forests and deciding forest policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839917 20160528
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xvii, 146 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
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xii, 170 p. : ill.
  • 1 Introduction.- 2 Planning.- 3 Organization, Administration, and Labor Productivity.- 4 Felling.- 5 Animal Skidding.- 6 Ground-Based Mechanized Skidding and Forwarding.- 7 Cable and Helicopter Yarding Systems.- 8 Loading.-9 Transport.- 10 Appropriate Harvesting Technology.- 11 Concluding Comments.- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540463900 20160528
The book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. The book is a reference for those interested in planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas. The book covers harvest systems from planning for felling to log transport from the forest, and concludes with considerations in selecting the appropriate harvesting technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540463900 20160528
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xii, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction.- 2 Planning.- 3 Organization, Administration, and Labor Productivity.- 4 Felling.- 5 Animal Skidding.- 6 Ground-Based Mechanized Skidding and Forwarding.- 7 Cable and Helicopter Yarding Systems.- 8 Loading.-9 Transport.- 10 Appropriate Harvesting Technology.- 11 Concluding Comments.- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540463900 20160528
The book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. The book is a reference for those interested in planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas. The book covers harvest systems from planning for felling to log transport from the forest, and concludes with considerations in selecting the appropriate harvesting technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540463900 20160528
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xv, 513 p. : ill.
  • The Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins, Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Constraints of Land Use and Conservation - Introduction.- Part I: Ecological and socio-economic impacts of different forest use intensities.- Part II: Sustainable Management of Agroforestry Systems.- Part III: Integrated Concepts of Land Use in Tropical Forest Margins.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540302896 20160528
Tropical rainforests disappear at an alarming rate causing unprecedented losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services. The stability of rainforest margins has an ecological and socio-economic dimension, and understanding the multidisciplinary nature of land-use changes in tropical rainforest margins is the key to identifying development objectives such as mitigation of biodiversity loss and poverty reduction. The chapters in this book cover a broad range of topical research areas, from impacts of different forest-use intensities, sustainable management of agroforestry to integrated land-use concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540302896 20160528
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xv, 515 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins, Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Constraints of Land Use and Conservation - Introduction.- Part I: Ecological and socio-economic impacts of different forest use intensities.- Part II: Sustainable Management of Agroforestry Systems.- Part III: Integrated Concepts of Land Use in Tropical Forest Margins.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540302896 20160528
Tropical rainforests disappear at an alarming rate causing unprecedented losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services. The stability of rainforest margins has an ecological and socio-economic dimension, and understanding the multidisciplinary nature of land-use changes in tropical rainforest margins is the key to identifying development objectives such as mitigation of biodiversity loss and poverty reduction. The chapters in this book cover a broad range of topical research areas, from impacts of different forest-use intensities, sustainable management of agroforestry to integrated land-use concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540302896 20160528
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xv, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. An Introduction to Five Tropical Landscapes, Their People and Their Governance Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Jean-Laurent Pfund, with Etienne Andriamampandry, Stella Asaha, Amandine Boucard, Manuel Boissiere, Laurene Feintrenie, Verina Ingram, Emmanuel Lyimo, Endri Martini, Salla Rantala, Michelle Roberts, Terry Sunderland, Zora Lea Urech, Heini Vihemaki, Vongvilai Vongkhamsao and John Daniel Watts 2. The Governance of Tropical Forested Landscapes John Daniel Watts with Carol J. Pierce Colfer 3. Role of the District Government in Directing Landscape Dynamics and People's Futures: Lessons Learnt from Bungo District, in Jambi Province Laurene Feintrenie and Endri Martini 4. Information Flows, Decision Making and Social Acceptability in Displacement Processes John Daniel Watts, Heini Vihemaki, Manuel Boissiere and Salla Rantala 5. Changing Landscapes, Transforming Institutions: Local Management of Natural Resources in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania Salla Rantala and Emmanuel Lyimo 6. Traditional Use of Forest Fragments in Manompana, Madagascar Zora Lea Urech, Mihajamanana Rabenilalana, Jean-Pierre Sorg and Hans Rudolf Felber 7. The Role of Wild Species in Governance of Tropical Forested Landscapes Bronwen Powell, John Daniel Watts, Stella Asaha, Amandine Boucard, Laurene Feintrenie, Emmanuel Lyimo, Jacqueline Sunderland-Groves and Zora Lea Urech 8. Governance and NTFP Chains in the Takamanda-Mone Landscape, Cameroon Verina Ingram, Stella Asaha, Terry Sunderland and Alexander Tajoacha 9. A Dozen Indicators for Assessing Governance in Forested Landscapes Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Laurene Feintrenie 10. Minefields in Collaborative Governance Carol J. Pierce Colfer with Ettiene Andriamampandry, Stella Asaha, Imam Basuki, Amandine Boucard, Laurene Feintrenie, Verina Ingram, Michelle Roberts, Terry Sunderland and Zora Lea Urech 11. The Essential Task of 'Muddling Through' to Better Landscape Governance Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Jean-Laurent Pfund and Terry Sunderland.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711777 20160605
This book provides a novel approach to governance relating to biodiversity and human well-being in complex tropical landscapes, including forests and protected areas. It focuses attention at the interface between communities and the landscape level, building on interdisciplinary research conducted in five countries (Cameroon, Indonesia, Laos, Madagascar and Tanzania). In each country, the research was set within the framework of a major national policy thrust. The book improves our understanding of and ability to manage complex landscapes - mosaics of differing land uses - in a more adaptive and collaborative way that benefits both the environment and local communities. It includes both single country and cross-site analyses, and focuses on themes, such as resettlement, land use planning, non-timber forest product use and management, the disconnect between customary and formal legal systems, and the role of larger scale policies in local level realities. Chapters also analyze experience with monitoring and a local governance assessment tool. The work also provides guidance for those interested in management and governance at lower and intermediate levels (village, district), scales likely to grow in importance in the global effort to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711777 20160605
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xvi, 559 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • PART I Introduction.- PART II Forest Users: Past, Present, Future.- PART III New aspects in Tropical Silviculture.- PART IV Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Humid Forests.- PART V Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Dry Forests.- PART VI Silviculture in Azonal (Semi-)natural Forests.- PART VII Silviculture in Secondary Forests.- PART VIII Planted Forests - Silviculture in Plantations.- PART IX Planted Forests - Silvicultural Aspects for Restoration and Reforestation.- PART X Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642199851 20160605
This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered. Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world. On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. The book is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642199851 20160605
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xiii, 447 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: History and Conceptual Framework Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Yvonne Byron, with Ravi Prabhu and Eva Wollenberg Section One: Gender and Diversity in Forest Management 1. Gender and Diversity in Assessing Sustainable Forest Management and Human Well-Being: Reflections on Assessment Methods Tests Conducted in Bulungan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Cynthia L. McDougall 2. The Place of Rural Women in the Management of Forest Resources: The Case of Mbalmayo and Neighboring Areas in Cameroon Anne Marie Tiani 3. Changing Gender Relationships and Forest Use: A Case Study from Komassi, Cameroon Katrina Brown and Sandrine Lapuyade Section Two: A Conservation Ethic in Forest Management 4. Traditional Knowledge and Practice of Biodiversity Conservation: The Benuaq Dayak Community of East Kalimantan, Indonesia Mustofa Agung Sardjono and Ismayadi Samsoedin 5. Assessing People's Perceptions of Forests: Research in West Kalimantan, Indonesia Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Joseph Woelfel, Reed L. Wadley, and Emily Harwell 6. In Search of a Conservation Ethic Agus Salim, Mary Ann Brocklesby, Anne Marie Tiani, Bertin Tchikangwa, Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Roberto Porro, Joseph Woelfel, and Carol J. Pierce Colfer Section Three: Security of Intergenerational Access to Resources 7. Intergenerational Equity and Sharing of Benefits in a Developing Island State: Research in Trinidad Mario Gunter 8. Assessing Intergenerational Access to Resources: Using Criteria and Indicators in West Kalimantan, Indonesia Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Reed L. Wadley, Emily Harwell, and Ravi Prabhu 9. Sustainability and Security of Intergenerational Access to Resources: Participatory Mapping Studies in Gabon Norbert Gami and Robert Nasi 10. Soil Fertility and the Generation Gap: The Bene of Southern Cameroon Diane Russell and Nicodeme Tchamou 11. Access to Resources in Forest-Rich and Forest-Poor Contexts Roberto Porro, Anne Marie Tiani, Bertin Tchikangwa, Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Agus Salim, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, and Mary Ann Brocklesby Section Four: Rights and Responsibilities to Manage Cooperatively and Equitably 12. From 'Participation' to 'Rights and Responsibilities' in Forest Management: Workable Methods and Unworkable Assumptions in West Kalimantan, Indonesia Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Reed L. Wadley 13. Rights and Means to Manage Cooperatively and Equitably: Forest Management among Brazilian Transamazon Colonists Noemi Miyasaka Porro 14. Rights to Manage the Forest Cooperatively and Equitably in Forest-Rich and Forest-Poor Contexts Bertin Tchikangwa, Mary Ann Brocklesby, Anne Marie Tiani, Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Roberto Porro, Agus Salim, and Carol J. Pierce Colfer Section Five: Comparisons: Geograhical and Temporal 15. Sustainable Rural Communities: General Principles and North American Indicators Joseph A. Tainter 16. Forest Cover Change Analysis as a Proxy: Sustainability Assessment Using Remote Sensing and GIS in West Kalimantan, Indonesia Rona A. Dennis, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, and Atie Puntodewo Conclusion: Concluding Remarks and Next Steps References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891853067 20160528
How do we extend the 'conservation ethic' to include the cultural links between local populations and their physical environments? Can considerations of human capital be incorporated into the definition and measurement of sustainability in managed forests? Can forests be managed in a manner that fulfills traditional goals for ecological integrity while also addressing the well-being of its human residents? In this groundbreaking work, an international team of investigators apply a diverse range of social science methods to focus on the interests of the stakeholders living in the most intimate proximity to managed forests. Using examples from North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, they explore the overlapping systems that characterize the management of tropical forests. "People Managing Forests" builds on criteria and indicators first tested by the editors and their colleagues in the mid-1990s. The researchers address topics such as intergenerational access to resources, gender relations and forest utilization, and equity in both forest-rich and forest-poor contexts. It is a co publication of Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891853067 20160528
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xii, 370 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
"The Complex Forest" systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). This is an alternative to positivist approaches to development and conservation that assume predictability in forest management, ACM acknowledges the complexity and unpredictability inherent in any forest community and the importance of developing solutions together with the forest peoples whose lives will be most affected by the outcomes. Building on earlier work that established the importance of flexible, collaborative approaches to sustainable forest management, "The Complex Forest" describes the work of ACM practitioners facing a broad range of challenges in diverse settings and attempts to identify the conditions under which ACM is most effective. Case studies of ACM in 33 forest sites in 11 countries together with Colfer's systematic comparison of results at each site indicate that human and institutional capabilities have been strengthened. In Zimbabwe, for example, the number of women involved in decisionmaking soared. In Nepal, community members detected and sanctioned dishonest community elites. In Cameroon and Bolivia, learning programs resulted in better conflict management. These are early results, but a wide range of recent research supports Colfer's belief that these new capabilities will eventually contribute to higher incomes and to sustainable improvements in the health of forests and forest peoples. "The Complex Forest" reinforces calls for change in the way we plan conservation and development programs, away from command-and-control approaches, toward ones that require bureaucratic flexibility and responsiveness, as well as greater local participation in setting priorities and problem solving.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115139 20160528
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315 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
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197 pages : charts ; 19 cm.
  • Préambule -- Introduction : la forêt tropicale, source de vie -- La forêt, au-delà des arbres -- Qu'est-ce qu'une forêt ? -- Les valeurs de la forêt -- L'homme et la forêt, histoire d'une coévolution -- L'émergence des civilisations et le maintien des espaces forestiers -- Le brassage des espèces végétales -- Le défrichement et l'exploitation des forêts tropicales -- La consolidation des services forestiers coloniaux -- La foresterie d'aujourd'hui, clé de voûte de la gestion durable des forêts -- L'ère des grands chantiers : 1965-1985 -- La forêt tropicale, des enjeux multiples -- La biodiversité : les forêts tropicales sont essentielles -- Les évolutions de la filière du bois -- Les forêts plantées : une expansion bénéfique -- La forêt et le climat : une stratégie gagnant-gagnant -- Les communautés forestières : une majorité silencieuse -- Vers une gestion durable des forêts tropicales -- Le régime forestier international, un phénomène récent -- Efficacité et moyens de mise en oeuvre -- Conclusion : les changements à la marge suffiront-ils ? -- Annexes -- Les expéditions et les naturalistes -- Le processus REDD+ -- Principaux objectifs internationaux liés aux forêts -- Les aires protégées : une diversité d'outils de gestion et de gouvernance -- Glossaire -- Liste des sigles et acronymes -- Références bibliographiques -- Liste des auteurs.
"Les forêts tropicales traversent une crise sans précédent. Environ 6 millions d'hectares disparaissent chaque année depuis 2005. Plus de 12 % d'espèces végétales sont menacées d'extinction immédiate. Les forêts tropicales sont pourtant sources de vie et de richesse pour l'humanité toute entière, elles fournissent les moyens de subsistance pour au moins 1,6 milliard d'êtres humains et de l'eau potable pour bien plus encore. Elles contribuent également à une industrie du bois qui pèse plus de 100 milliards de dollars par an à l'échelle mondiale. Les auteurs de cet ouvrage, scientifiques et professionnels, nous présentent ici les principaux enjeux écologiques, sociaux, économiques et politiques des forêts tropicales, qu'elles soient denses et humides, sèches et clairsemées, en Amérique latine, en Afrique, en Asie méridionale ou en Océanie. Pour chaque enjeu, des instruments d'action sont recommandés, à l'échelle locale, nationale ou internationale. Le lecteur est ainsi accompagné vers la compréhension de solutions, parfois complexes, souvent regroupées sous le vocable de "gestion durable des forêts". La dégradation des ressources naturelles exacerbant aussi les inégalités économiques, sociales et culturelles, nous sommes aussi interpellés sur les conditions d'une refonte du système-monde et sur l'émergence d'une consommation mondiale plus citoyenne et responsable. Coordonné par Benjamin Singer, l'ouvrage inclut les dernières statistiques sur l'état des forêts (de ta FAO, notamment). Il s'adresse à tout public curieux d'en savoir plus sur les principaux enjeux des ressources naturelles."--P. [4] of cover.
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  • 1. The production of wood.
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 30 cm.
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89 p. : map ; 21 cm.
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xv, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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