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Biodiversidad, Usos Tradicionales y Conservación de los Productos Forestales no Maderables en Cuba [Biodiversity, Traditional Uses, and Conservation of Non-Timber Forest Products in Cuba]

By: Sonia Rosete Blandariz(Editor), Nancy E Ricardo Nápoles(Editor)

278 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Universidad de Alicante

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #229960 | ISBN-13: 9788497173766
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Language: Spanish

The Cuban archipelago, on account of its biological heritage and diversity and the variety of its natural forests, is considered as one of the major countries in the Caribbean region with biodiversity wealth and high endemism.

The overall objective of this book is to characterize the non-wood forest products used by the Cuban population in different parts of the country, and to apply this information to make technical decisions for the conservation of biodiversity.

This work provides the results obtained by specialists, professors and researchers from several institutions that have studied the biodiversity and forests in the country for many years; many of these investigations have been part of doctoral theses in various sciences, including forestry, especially in the doctoral program of the University of Alicante (UA-Spain) and the University of Pinar del Río (UPR-Cuba) entitled "Desarrollo sostenible conservativo de bosques tropicales: manejos forestal y turístico" (Conservative sustainable development of tropical forests: forestry and tourism handlings) that has already been implemented for more than 10 years.

Summary in Spanish:
El archipiélago cubano se considera, por el patrimonio de su diversidad biológica y variedad de sus bosques naturales, como uno de los países de la región del Caribe que cuenta con una mayor riqueza y elevado endemismo.

El objetivo general propuesto con este libro es caracterizar los Productos Forestales No Maderables usados por la población cubana en las diferentes localidades del país, con el fin de aplicar la información para tomar decisiones técnicas que permitan la conservación de la biodiversidad.

Esta obra aporta los resultados obtenidos por especialistas, profesores e investigadores de varias instituciones que durante muchos años estudiaron la diversidad biológica y los bosques del país; muchas de estas investigaciones han formado parte de tesis doctorales, en distintas ciencias, entre ellas las Ciencias Forestales, en especial en el Programa Doctoral Conjunto de la Universidad de Alicante (UA-España) y la Universidad de Pinar del Río (UPR-Cuba) titulado “Desarrollo sostenible conservativo de bosques tropicales: manejos forestal y turístico” que ya cuenta con más de 10 años de ejecución.

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