Deforestation Books

  • Compilation of Agrinews videos (2005-2007) / Compilation des videos Agriflash (2005-2007)

    This compilation contains the following Agrinews videos: 1) Cashew nut, artemisia, compost; 2) Wheat rust, purifying water, keep chicken health; 3) Wamis-net, botanic clinics, striga; 4)Banana, anthurium, practical guide: duck raising; 5) Gluten free, bamboo, goat rearing; 6) Mango kernel, aguide for exporters, the bird flu; 7) Banana leaves, ...

  • Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. ...

  • Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought?

    As new mechanisms for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD) are being negotiated in international climate change talks, resource tenure must be given greater attention. Tenure over land and trees – the systems of rights, rules, institutions and processes regulating their access and use – will affect the extent to ...

  • Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level

    This publication identifies and analyzes critical issues in the formulation and implementation of national and sub-national legal frameworks for REDD activities. It is based on substantive findings from four national case studies (Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea) chosen for their varying geographies, forest cover and deforestation ...

  • Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Series: Integrated Crop ManagementThis publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of ...

  • Associations in the emergent communities at the Amazon forest frontier, Mato Grosso

    A broad arch of deforestation spans the lower Brazilian Amazon, cutting through the State of Mato Grosso. At the forest frontier, varied traditions of family farming are being adapted by migrant settlers of diverse origins. The forceful expansion of soybean plantations led by global markets is displacing family farms or incorportating them into ...

  • Mekong River

    This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Mekong River region which comprises parts of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Rapid economic development and population growth are increasing the demand for water, energy and food, necessitating more hydro-dams, the intensification of agricultural and fisheries production, and ...

  • Beyond Tropical Deforestation

    Against a backdrop of climate change the known interactions between forest cover and climate have prompted widespread condemnation of forest losses. But does the irreversible destruction of forests and their biodiversity mask a wide range of other changes? This book provides thought provoking answers to that and other questions such as: What is ...

  • Pheasants : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

    As large ground-dwelling birds, pheasants are widely hunted for food, plumage and the live bird trade - consequently many species are threatened. They are largely dependent on forested habitats, making them highly vulnerable to deforestation and habitat degradation. The first edition covered 1995-1999, and many of its recommendations have been ...

  • Restoration of Forests

    In the conflict between logging as a material resource and preservation the forests are becoming depleted throughout the world and this depletion is aggravated by the effects of air pollution. The concept of utilization is thus now being expanded to include vital societal values. These issues are nowhere more acute than in Central and ...

  • Legal Aspects of Forest Management in Mexico (English Edition)

    This report analyzes how laws, policies, and administration can be strengthened to combat deforestation in Mexico and better sustain the productivity and integrity of its forested ecosystems. The emphasis of the study is on protection of internationally recognized forest reserves. The study outlines international and domestic law affecting Mexican ...

  • World Forests from Deforestation to Transition?

    This book addresses global and subnational issues concerning the world's forests, societies, and environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. Cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, it is essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science ...

  • Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

    This volume addresses the acute challenges of sustainable forestry with emphasis on the developing countries. Sustainability is analyzed from its diametrically opposite deforestation point of view. A multilevel approach is adopted to take into account that the causes of deforestation occur at the local, national and international levels. ...

  • Tropical Forests and Climate

    Tropical forests affect climate, and the removal of the forests will change climate. Or not? This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. One important consequence of the uncertainties of whether deforestation affects ...

  • Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction

    Most animal and plant species inhabit tropical forests. Hence the interest in the effects of tropical forest clearance on biological diversity. The book provides a conservationist's perception of how fast tropical forests are being lost and what the consequences are for biological diversity. ...

  • Agroforestry: Science, Policy and Practice

    Agroforestry research is central to developing methods for the sustainable use of natural renewable resources, evolving to address the needs of the coming century. It is now necessary to consolidate the scientific gains now being made in process-oriented research and to develop a policy framework to encourage the adoption of sustainable land ...

  • Forests and Insects

    This book covers the full breadth of forest entomology. It combines the work of forest entomologists working on the impact and management of forest pests with those involved in diversity assessment and conservation of insects in forests. Forests and Insects demonstrates that both these disciplines demand an understanding of population and ...

  • Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

    Post-agricultural studies have been central to the development of both the science of plant ecology and ecology in general. The study of old field succession allows us to observe the development of the structure and function of communities, as well as understand the role of history and initial conditions in that process. Understanding old field ...

  • World Forests, Society and Environment

    This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. A main message is that cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, but essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To ...

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