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Tropical Deforestation: Small Farmers and Land Clearing in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Series: Issues, Cases and Methods in Biodiversity Conservation

By: TK Rudel and B Horowitz

226 pages, 24 illus

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Aug 1993 | #27559 | ISBN: 023108045X
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Hardback | Nov 1993 | #27560 | ISBN: 0231080441
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This book uses a case study of tropical deforestation in the upper reaches of the Amazonian basin to define the parts played by smallholders in the deforestation process in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


The changing geography of tropical deforestation; a theory of tropical deforestation; the Ecuadorian Amazon - land, people and institutions; regional development and deforestation in Morona Santiago; trail-blazing in a large forest - the Upano-Palora Plain in the 1960s; clearing forest remnants - the Upano-Palora Plain in the 1980s; the second generation's search for new lands; tropical deforestation - an assessment with policy implications.

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