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Working Forests in the Neotropics Conservation Through Sustainable Management?

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ISBN-10: 0231129076

ISBN-13: 9780231129077

Edition: 2004

Authors: Daniel Zarin, Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Frances E. Putz, Marianne Schmink, Daniel J. Zarin

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Neotropical forests sustain a wealth of biodiversity, provide a wide range of ecosystem services and products, and support the livelihoods of millions of people. But is forest management a viable conservation strategy in the tropics? Supporters of sustainable forest management have promoted it as a solution to problems of both biodiversity protection and economic stagnation. Detractors insist that any conservation strategy short of fully protected status is a waste of resources and that forest management actually hastens deforestation. By focusing on a set of critical issues and case studies, this book explores the territory between these positions, highlighting the major factors that contribute to or detract from the chances of achieving forest conservation through sustainable management.
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Daniel J. Zarin is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, where he is Director of the Working Forests in the Tropics Program.Janaki R. R. Alavalapati is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida.Francis E. Putz is a Professor of Botany at the University of Florida and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research.�Marianne Schmink is Professor of Latin American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Florida, where she is Director of the Tropical Conservation and Development program.

Introduction
Neotropical Working Forests: Concepts and Realities
Are You a Conservationist or a Logging Advocate?
National Forests in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities and Challenges
Sustainability of Selective Logging of Upland Forests in the Brazilian Amazon: Carbon Budgets and Remote Sensing as Tools for Evaluation of Logging Effects
Forest Science and the BOLFOR Experience: Lessons Learned about Natural Forest Management in Bolivia
The Business of Forest Certification
Communities, Forests, Markets, and Conservation,
Making Markets Work for Forest Communities
Inside the Polygon: Emerging Community Tenure Systems and Forest Resource Extraction
Aiming for Sustainable Community Forest Management: The Experiences of Two Communities in Mexico and Honduras
Community Forestry for Small-Scale Furniture Production in the Brazilian Amazon
Community Forestry as a Strategy for Sustainable Management: Perspectives from Quintana Roo
Carbon Sequestration Potential through Forestry Activities in Tropical Mexico
Axing the Trees, Growing the Forest: Smallholder Timber Production in the Amazon V�rzea
Neotropical Working Forests -- For What and For Whom?
On Defying Nature's End
Selective Logging, Forest Fragmentation and Fire Disturbance: Implications of Interaction
Limited or Unlimited Wants in the Presence of Limited Means? Inquiries into the Role of Satiation in Affecting Deforestation
From Staple to Fashion Food: Shifting Cycles and Shifting Opportunities in the development of the A�a� Palm Fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) Economy in the Amazon Estuary
The Homogeocene in Puerto Rico
Conventional Wisdom about Sustainable Forest Management and a Pro-Poor Forest Agenda
Governing the Amazon Timber Industry