4 Books found

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  • Forests and Protected Areas: Guidance on the Use of the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories

    Forests and Protected Areas: Guidance on the Use of the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories

    Protected areas are the cornerstone of virtually all national and international conservation policies. About 10% of the world’s forests are to be found in protected areas, and Forest Protected Areas make a critical contribution to conservation. The purpose of this publication is to address two questions, both of which are strategic, complex and politically significant: What is, and what is not, a Forest Protected Area? What other forms of forest ...

  • The Economic Value of Wild Resources in Senegal: A Preliminary Evaluation of Non-timber Forest Products, Game and Freshwater Fisheries

    The Economic Value of Wild Resources in Senegal: A Preliminary Evaluation of Non-timber Forest Products, Game and Freshwater Fisheries

    The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. Reliable and up-to-date information on the economic importance of wild resources is needed to ensure that development policies and investments take account of the full costs and benefits of alternative land uses. This report presents a summary of findings of recent research on the value of non-timber forest products, game and freshwater ...

  • Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degraded Forests

    Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degraded Forests

    Large areas of the world’s forests have been lost or degraded and landscapes everywhere are being simplified by current land-use practices. In this publication, Lamb and Gilmour present approaches to restoring and rehabilitating the vast areas of degraded, fragmented and modified forests which cover much of the world. They argue that by applying best practice at the site level it is possible to enhance socio-economic and ecological ga

  • The Indigenous Resguardos of Colombia: Their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    The Indigenous Resguardos of Colombia: Their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    Colombia’s policy on its indigenous people includes recognizing their rights relating to political and administrative autonomy, land tenure, education and health. This progressive policy has been implemented through the establishment of indigenous reserves called resuguaros, which recognizes the role of traditional indigenous management mechanisms for the conservation of the environment. The greatest impact is in the tropical rainforests of the ...