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Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products: Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products: Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

1st Edition

Charlie M. Shackleton, Ashok K. Pandey, Tamara Ticktin
June 08, 2018

There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal...

Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

1st Edition

Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang
January 21, 2016

Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...

Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Carol J. Pierce Colfer
March 04, 2013

Hundreds of millions of people live and work in forests across the world. One vital aspect of their lives, yet largely unexamined, is the challenge of protecting and enhancing the unique relationship between the health of forests and the health of people. This book, written for a broad audience, is...

Wild Product Governance: Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products

Wild Product Governance: Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products

1st Edition

Sarah A. Laird, Rebecca J. McLain, Rachel P. Wynberg
January 09, 2012

Products from the wild, also known as non-timber forest products (NTFPs), are used as medicines, foods, spices, and a multitude of other purposes. They contribute substantially to rural livelihoods, generate revenue for companies and governments, and have a range of impacts on biodiversity...

Plant Identification: Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management

Plant Identification: Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management

1st Edition

Anna Lawrence, William Hawthorne
June 01, 2006

An important prerequisite for successful conservation is a good understanding of what we seek to conserve. Nowhere is this more the case than in the fight to protect plant biodiversity, which is threatened by human activity in many regions worldwide. This book is written in the belief that tools...

Plant Conservation: An Ecosystem Approach

Plant Conservation: An Ecosystem Approach

1st Edition

Alan Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton
February 01, 2006

In this, the latest in the People and Plants series, plant conservation is described in the context of livelihoods and development, and ways of balancing the conservation of plant diversity with the use of plants and the environment for human benefit are discussed. A central contention in this book...

Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual

Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual

1st Edition

Gary J. Martin
January 01, 2004

Ethnobotany, the study of the classification, use and management of plants by people, draws on a range of disciplines, including natural and social sciences, to show how conservation of plants and of local knowledge about them can be achieved. Ethnobotany is critical to the growing importance of...

Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Equitable Partnerships in Practice

Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Equitable Partnerships in Practice

1st Edition

Sarah A. Laird
February 01, 2002

Biodiversity research and prospecting are long-standing activities taking place in a new legal and ethical environment. Following entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1993, and other recent policy developments, expectations and obligations for research and prospecting...

Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products

Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products

1st Edition

Patricia Shanley, Alan Robert Pierce, Sarah A. Laird, S. Abraham Guillen
December 01, 2001

There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics....

Uncovering the Hidden Harvest: Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

Uncovering the Hidden Harvest: Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

1st Edition

Bruce M. Campbell, Martin K. Luckert
December 01, 2001

Forests and woodlands provide an enormous range of goods and services to society, from timber and firewood to medicinal plants, watershed protection, destinations for tourists and sacred sites. Only when these are understood and valued can forests and their resources be properly managed and...

Applied Ethnobotany: People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation

Applied Ethnobotany: People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation

1st Edition

Anthony B. Cunningham
April 01, 2001

Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or...

Plant Invaders: The Threat to Natural Ecosystems

Plant Invaders: The Threat to Natural Ecosystems

1st Edition

Quentin C.B. Cronk, Janice L. Fuller
March 01, 2001

A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies...

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