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War and Tropical Forests: Conservation in Areas of Armed Conflict

Edited By: Steven V Price

219 pages, Tabs, maps

Haworth Press

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #140601 | ISBN: 1560220996
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About this book

From the lowland rainforests of the Colombian Amazon to the rugged habitat of Rwanda's mountain gorillas, civil, ethnic, and international wars have had severe impacts on tropical forests and the communities they sustain. Conservationists have to reassess their efforts and adapt their strategies to a new set of responsibilities and urgent challenges. This book explores these challenges and the lessons learned by conservationists working in conflict zones around the world.


Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Biodiversity, War, and Tropical Forests Contras and Comandantes: Armed Movements and Forest Conservation in Nicaragua's Bosawas Biosphere Reserve Forests in the Time of Violence: Conservation Implications of the Colombian War Lessons Learned from On-the-Ground Conservation in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Building Partnerships in the Face of Political and Armed Crisis Bushmeat Poaching and the Conservation Crisis in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo The Chainsaw and the Gun: The Role of the Military in Deforesting Indonesia Legal Mechanisms for Addressing Wartime Damage to Tropical Forests List of Acronyms Appendix Index Reference Notes Included

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