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Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

Series: Environmental Science and Technology Library Volume: 10

Edited By: Matti Palo and Gerardo Mery

384 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #65044 | ISBN: 0792337387
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This volume addresses the acute challenges of sustainable forestry with emphasis on the developing countries. Sustainability is analyzed from its diametrically opposite deforestation point of view. A multilevel approach is adopted to take into account that the causes of deforestation occur at the local, national and international levels. Accordingly, the volume contains contributions at global, continental, national, and subnational levels. The contributions are also of a multidisciplinary character and represent issues such as forest economics and policy, forest mensurations and inventory, tropical silviculture, land use economics, environmental economics and history, as well as geography and political history. One of the aims of this volume is to present a collective analysis of deforestation and sustainability using the most up-to-date, reliable and valid empirical data. The authors have been among the first scientists in the world to have had access to the new FORIS database recently established by the FAO.


Part I: Global Prospects. Transition from Deforestation to Sustainable Forestry - a Distant Dream? M. Palo, G. Mery. Geography of Tropical Deforestation; E. Viitanen. Modeling Underlying Causes of Pantropical Deforestation; M. Palo, E. Lehto. Pine Plantations of the South; P. Hakkila. North Queensland's Tropical Rainforests: the World Heritage Controversy; E. Redfield. Part II: Tropical Asia. Tropical Asian Deforestation and Sustainability Prospects; M. Palo, E. Lehto. Change and Continuity in the Philippine Forest Policy; O. Saastamoinen. Land Use History of the Philippines; E. Uitamo. Deforestation as an Environmental-Economic Problem in the Philippines; P. Horne. Forest Degradation and Rehabilitation Prospects in Indonesia; J. Kuusipalo. Environmental-Economic Evaluation of Forest Plantations; A. Niskanen. Part III: Latin America. Latin American Deforestation and Sustainability Prospects; M. Palo, et al. The Roasted Forests: Coffee and the History of Deforestation in Brazil; S. Laakkonen. Sustainable Management of Forest Plantations and Natural Forests in Chile; G. Mery. Deforestation in the Chaquena Region in Argentina; M. Aguerre, G. Denegri. Part IV: Tropical Africa. Deforestation in Tropical Africa; E. Yirdaw. Man and Forest in African History; A. Siiriainen. Deforestation and Forest Plantations in Ethiopia; E. Yirdaw. Deforestation and Sustainable Forestry Challenge in Ghana; M. Palo, E. Yirdaw. Kenya Forestry Master Plan; O. Luukkanen.

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