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About this book
About this book
Discusses how the Carter-Torrijos treaty that returned the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999 will affect the 2.6 million inhabitants of that area as well as the complex ecosystem. Includes a synthesis on the Panama Canal watershed, assessments of agroforestry in the area, sedimentation, conservation, economics and effective policy processes.
ContentsForeword (Mirei E. Endara) Preface (Mark S. Ashton, Jennifer L. O?Hara, and Robert D. Hauff) An Introduction: The Panama Canal Watershed Area (Jennifer L. O?Hara) Small Farmer Migration and the Agroforestry Alternative in the Panama Canal Watershed (Luisa Camara-Cabrales) Saccharum Spontaneum (Gramineae) in Panama: The Physiology and Ecology of Invasion (Bruce W. Hammond) A Case Study Assessment of Agroforestry: The Panama Canal Watershed (Robert D. Hauff) The Potential for Carbon Sequestration Projects as a Mechanism for Conserving Forests in the Panama Canal Watershed (Nadine Block) Rehabilitation of Former U.S. Military Lands Bordering the Panama Canal (Claire M. Corcoran) Sedimentation in the Panama Canal Watershed (Maya Loewenberg) Will the Goals Be Met? An Examination of AIR?s General and Regional Plans with Respect to Protected Areas Within the Inter-Oceanic Region, Panama (Sara N. Whitney) Balancing Conservation and Economics: The Development of an Ecotourism Plan for Panama (Katherine Lieberknecht, Jennifer Papzian, and Andrea McQuay) Mutual Incomprehension or Selective Inattention? Creating Capacity for Public Participation in Natural Resource Management in Panama (Benjamin Gardner) Working Toward Effective Policy Processes in Panama Canal Watershed National Parks (Keely B. Maxwell and Christopher J. Williams) The Prospects for Integrated Watershed Management in the Panama Canal Watershed (H. Bradley Kahn) Field Trips in Natural Resource Professional Education: The Panama Case and Recommendations (Tim W. Clark and Mark S. Ashton) Panama Canal Watershed: A Synthesis (Mark S. Ashton and Jennifer L. O?Hara) Index Reference Notes Included