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Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use

Series: Biology and Resource Management

Edited By: KH Redford and C Padoch

475 pages, Tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Feb 2000 | #98974 | ISBN: 0231076037
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About this book

Provides an information base for understanding the lowland Neotropical forest environment, with experts from both the natural and social sciences critically reviewing existing data describing patterns of traditional resource use.

Successfully bridges the gap between conservationists, anthropologists, and economists. Though it deals specifically with neotropical forests, it is essential reading for anyone involved in conservation of forests and their inhabitants, human or non-human, in all parts of the globe. -- "The Environmentalist"


1. Traditional Peoples and the Biosphere: Framing the Issues and Defining the Terms, by Marianne Schmink, Kent H. Redford, and Christine PadochI. Indigenous Peoples: Introduction, by Kent H. Redford and Christine Padoch2. Interpreting and Applying the "Reality" of Indigenous Concepts: What is Necessary to Learn from the Natives?, by Darrell Addison Posey3. People of the Fallow: A Historical Ecology of Foraging in Lowland South America, by William Balee4. Traditional Productive Systems of the Awa (Cuaiquer) Indians of Southwestern Colombia and Neighboring Ecuador, by Jorge E. Orejuela5. Resource Use, Traditional Technology, and Change Among Native Peoples of Lowland South America, by Hillard Kaplan and Kate Kopischke6. Neotropical Indigenous Hunters and Their Neighbors: Siriono, Chimane, and Yuqui Hunting on the Bolivian Fronteir, by Allyn MacLean StearmanII. Folk Societies: Introduction, by Kent H. Redford and Christine Padoch7. Caboclo and Ribereno Resource Management in Amazonia: A Review, by Mario Hiraoka8. Diversity, Variation, and Change in Ribereno Agriculture, by Christine Padoch and Wil De Jong9. The Logic of Extraction: Resource Management and Income Generation by Extractive Producers in the Amazon Estuary, by Anthony B. Anderson and Edviges Marta IorisIII. Case Studies of Resource Management Projects in Protected and Unprotected Areas: Institutional Perspectives: Introduction, by Kent H. Redford and Christine Padoch10. Xateros, Chicleros, and Pimenteros: Harvesting Renewable Tropical Forest Resources in the Guatemalan Peten, by James D. Nations11. The Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area of Belize, by F. William Burley12. The Chimane Conservation Program in Beni, Bolivia: An Effort for Local Participation, by Liliana C. Campos Dudley13. The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve: Human Needs and Natural Resource Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon, by Flavio Coello Hinojosa14. The Wildlands and Human Needs Program: Putting Rural Development to Work for Conservation, by Dennis Glick and Michael Wright15. Building Institutions for Sustainable Development in Acre, Brazil, by Marianne SchminkIV. New Directions in Research and Action: Introduction, by Kent H. Redford and Christine Padoch16. Amuesha Forest Use and Management: An Integration of Indigenous Use and Natural Forest Management, by Jan Salick17. Incorporation of Game Animals into Small-Scale Agroforestry Systems in the Neotropics, by Kent H. Redford, Bert Klein, and Carolina Murcia18. Common Property Resources in the Neotropics: Theory, Management Progress, and an Action Agenda, by Peter H. May19. Valuing Land Uses in Amazonia: Colonist Agriculture, Cattle, and Petty Extraction in Comparative Perspective, by Susanne B. Hecht20. Buying in the Forests: A New Program to Market Sustainably Collected Tropical Forest Products Protects Forest and Forest Residents, by Jason Clay21. Neotropical Moist Forests: Priorities for the Next Two Decades, by Robert J.A. Goodland

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Kent H. Redford is director of the international program for Biodiversity Analysis and Coordination at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has done extensive field research in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and has published many scientific papers. Christine Padoch is associate scientist, Institute of Economic Botany.

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