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Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development

Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development

IUFRO Research Series

Edited by M Price, Environmental Change Unit, University of Oxford, UK, N Butt, Mountain Regions & Conservation Programme, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK

July 2000 / Hardback / 624 Pages / 9780851994468 £120.00 / €160.00 / $230.00
With 10% online discount: £108.00 / €144.00 / $207.00
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Main Description

Written by leading international authors, this book presents a comprehensive review of forests in mountain regions, and their sustainable development. Based on a report prepared by the IUFRO Task Force in Sustainable Mountain Development, for the IUFRO Congress to be held in August 2000. The book addresses current issues and initiatives, and defines research needs. Key global issues and addressed is in general articles, while specific regional topics are described and highlighted within each chapter in shorter case studies. Case studies are drawn from all continents, examples including Mexico, Central Europe, Cameroon, Tanzania, Chile, Korea, New Zealand and many others. Contributions have been included from nearly 100 world experts, making this volume the definitive, state-of the art review of its subject.

  • 1: Foreword: Linking Mountain Forests Conservation with Sustainable Human Development. Hemanta R Mishra, Global Environment Facility, USA
  • 2: Preface
  • 3: List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • 4: Mountain Forests: Location, Characteristics and Trends
  • 5: Mountain Communities and Their Forests
  • 6: Interdependencies between Mountain and Lowland Populations
  • 7: Perceiving and Assuring the Multiple Functions of Mountain Forests
  • 8: Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests I. Mountain Forests: Sources of Wood
  • 9: Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests II. Agroforestry and Non-Timber Forest Products
  • 10: Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests III. Diverse Societal Benefits
  • 11: Legislation, Policies and Economic Instruments
  • 12: Institutions for Mountain Forests
  • 13: Research, Implementation and Communication

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