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Carving Out a Future: Forests, Livelihoods and the International Woodcarving Trade

Out of Print

Series: People and Plants Conservation Series

Edited By: Anthony Cunningham, Bruce Campbell and Brian Belcher

293 pages, Figures, tables

Earthscan

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #153011 | ISBN: 184407045X
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About this book

Volume in the excellent 'People and Plants Conservation Series', this is the first thorough examination of the international woodcarving trade and its critical links to rural livelihoods, deforestation, biodiversity and conservation. The authors are all at CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia.

From the publisher's announcement:

Much has been published on the impacts of logging in tropical forests for timber, but relatively little has yet been written about the effects of felling hardwood and softwood trees for commercial scale woodcarving enterprises. Carving out a Future is the first thorough examination of the international woodcarving trade and its critical links to rural livelihoods, deforestation, biodiversity and conservation, forestry and forest policy and the international trade regime. A range of case studies from Australia, India, Africa and Mexico provide a lens for examining the critical issues relating to the significant impacts of woodcarving on forests, conservation efforts, the need to promote sustainable rural livelihoods and efforts to promote fair trade so that skilled artisans in developing countries get a fair economic return.


Contents

Livelihoods, Carving and Conservation Global Overview The Case of Woodcarving in Kenya Drums and Hornbills Sculpture and Identity Carving Wood in Southern Zimbabwe The Kiaat Woodcrafters of Bushbuckridge, South Africa Carvers, Conservation and Certification in India Colour, Sustainability and Market Sense in India Aboriginal Woodcarvers in Australia Bursera Woodcarving in Oaxaca, Mexico Linaloe Wood Handicrafts Learning from a Comparison of Cases Carving, Sustainability and Scarcity Certification of Woodcarving Bibliography, Index

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