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Based on extensive international field research, this volume highlights one solution for preserving this precious resource: empowering local people who depend on the forest for survival. Stone and D'Andrea show the fundamental importance of tropical forest ecosystems and deepen our sense of urgency to save them for the benefit of millions of rural people in tropical and subtropical regions, as well as for countless species of plants and animals.
Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. The Dismal Record 1. Forest Use and Misuse 2. Why Tropical Forests Decline Part II. Stirrings in the Field 3. The Road to Bendum 4. Village Forests in India 5. Conservation in Indonesia 6. Africa's Cornucopia and Scorpion 7. Learning from Latin America Part III. The Way Ahead 8. Shifting the Balance 9. Helping from Afar 10. Future Imperatives Notes Further Reading Index
Roger D. Stone is Director and President of the Sustainable Development Institute and author of The Nature of Development (1992), The Voyage of the Sanderling (1991), and Dreams of Amazonia (1985). Claudia D'Andrea is Research Associate at the Sustainable Development Institute.