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The Resource Not by timber alone : economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests, Theodore Panayotou and Peter S. Ashton

Not by timber alone : economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests, Theodore Panayotou and Peter S. Ashton

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Not by timber alone : economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests
Title
Not by timber alone
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economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests
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Theodore Panayotou and Peter S. Ashton
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eng
Summary
Few topics are more important for the future of our planet than tropical deforestation. Often, however, the issue is regarded as a conflict between the requirements of growth and a higher standard of living on the one hand, and the conditions needed to maintain a sustainable environment on the other. The authors of this book argue that to limit discussion to either/or alternatives will almost certainly lead to ecological disaster. Those who stand to benefit from the destruction of the forests will not forgo their chances for a higher standard of living in order to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or to conserve biological diversity. To successfully manage our environment, we must find paths to development that are consistent with a sustainable environment. Not by Timber Alone presents the findings of a Harvard Institute for International Development study commissioned by the International Tropical Timber Organization, which examined the economic value of tropical hardwood forests as productive living systems, and the potential for their multiple-use management. The authors review the condition of the resource base and the possibilities of trade, and provide a basic summary of non-timber forest products and environmental services, such as water quality maintenance and soil conservation, that forests provide. They analyze the economics of multiple-use management and consider the changes that would be required for harvesting technology and plantation design. In addition, the problems of land tenure, executive institutions, government policies, and international cooperation are considered in their appropriate contexts
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Panaĭotov, Todor
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Ashton, Peter S
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  • Forests and forestry
  • Forest products
  • Forest products industry
  • Forests and forestry
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Forest policy
  • Forest ecology
  • Forests and forestry
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Not by timber alone : economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests, Theodore Panayotou and Peter S. Ashton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
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text
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Contents
Foreword / B.C.Y. Freezailah -- Foreword / Dwight H. Perkins -- Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview -- Ch. 2. Tropical Forest Resources and the Timber Trade. The Condition of the Resource Base. The Tropical Timber Trade. Role and Growth of Plantations. Attitudes of Local Populations and Environmental Groups toward Logging. Scenarios of Future Timber Supply and Demand -- Ch. 3. Natural Forest Management. Ecological Considerations. Management Systems. Ensuring Regeneration. Failure to Implement Management Practices. Considerations for Future Multiple-Use Management -- Ch. 4. Undervaluation of Tropical Timber. Undervaluation of Timber Production. Overestimation of Net Benefits from Timber Industries and Forest Conversion -- Ch. 5. Non-Timber Forest Products: A Major Component of Forest Total Value. The Social and Economic Importance of Non-Timber Products. Reasons for the Neglect of Non-Timber Forest Products. Classification of Non-Timber Goods. Regional Assets and Opportunities. The Potential Contribution of Non-Timber Products to Total Forest Value. Interdependencies. Appendix 5.1 Raw Materials for Craft Industries: The Case of Rattan -- Appendix 5.2 The Added Value Contribution from Wildlife -- Ch. 6. Environmental Services: Another Major Component of Forest Value. Economic Benefits of Environmental Services. Environmental Effects of Forest Modification and Conversion -- Ch. 7. The Economics of Multiple-Use Management. Forest-Related Interactions. Overview of Multiple-Use Economics. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Management with Timber as the Single Dominant Use. Multiple-Use Management for Timber with Other Forest Uses. Multiple-Use Management with Insufficient Information. Information Needed for Better Multiple-Use Management. Incentives for Multiple-Use Practices. Appendix 7.1 Methods for Assigning Values to Non-Marketed Goods -- Appendix 7.2 Case Studies of Multiple-Use Forestry -- Ch. 8. Silviculture and Logging Technology for Multiple-Use Management. Logging Methods and Effects. Control of Logging Damage. Enrichment Planting. Non-Timber Products -- Ch. 9. Plantation Forestry. Types of Plantations. Existing Plantation Designs. Mixed-Species Plantation Design. Mixed-Species Plantation Models. Non-Timber Goods and Plantations -- Ch. 10. Conservation of Genetic Resources. The Characteristics of Genetic Resources. Methods of Site Evaluation for Selection of Strict Preserves for Conservation of Genetic Diversity -- Ch. 11. Institutional Constraints and Options: Customary Rights vs. State Ownership. Ownership, Legal Status, and Management of Tropical Forests. Generalized Insecurity of Tenure. Institutional Reforms -- Ch. 12. Government Policies. Forest Sector Policies I: Governments as Forest Owners. Forest Sector Policies II: Governments as Regulators of Economic Activity. Forest Sector Policies III: Governments as Development Agents. Sectoral and Macroeconomic Policies -- Ch. 13. International Cooperation. Policy Coordination. Financing Forest Investments. Investing in the Global Commons. Promoting Cross-Border Research -- Ch. 14. An Agenda for the Future. A Policy Agenda. A Research Agenda. A First Step in Policy and Research
Control code
25676146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9781559631969
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92010222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1491284
Label
Not by timber alone : economics and ecology for sustaining tropical forests, Theodore Panayotou and Peter S. Ashton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / B.C.Y. Freezailah -- Foreword / Dwight H. Perkins -- Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview -- Ch. 2. Tropical Forest Resources and the Timber Trade. The Condition of the Resource Base. The Tropical Timber Trade. Role and Growth of Plantations. Attitudes of Local Populations and Environmental Groups toward Logging. Scenarios of Future Timber Supply and Demand -- Ch. 3. Natural Forest Management. Ecological Considerations. Management Systems. Ensuring Regeneration. Failure to Implement Management Practices. Considerations for Future Multiple-Use Management -- Ch. 4. Undervaluation of Tropical Timber. Undervaluation of Timber Production. Overestimation of Net Benefits from Timber Industries and Forest Conversion -- Ch. 5. Non-Timber Forest Products: A Major Component of Forest Total Value. The Social and Economic Importance of Non-Timber Products. Reasons for the Neglect of Non-Timber Forest Products. Classification of Non-Timber Goods. Regional Assets and Opportunities. The Potential Contribution of Non-Timber Products to Total Forest Value. Interdependencies. Appendix 5.1 Raw Materials for Craft Industries: The Case of Rattan -- Appendix 5.2 The Added Value Contribution from Wildlife -- Ch. 6. Environmental Services: Another Major Component of Forest Value. Economic Benefits of Environmental Services. Environmental Effects of Forest Modification and Conversion -- Ch. 7. The Economics of Multiple-Use Management. Forest-Related Interactions. Overview of Multiple-Use Economics. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Management with Timber as the Single Dominant Use. Multiple-Use Management for Timber with Other Forest Uses. Multiple-Use Management with Insufficient Information. Information Needed for Better Multiple-Use Management. Incentives for Multiple-Use Practices. Appendix 7.1 Methods for Assigning Values to Non-Marketed Goods -- Appendix 7.2 Case Studies of Multiple-Use Forestry -- Ch. 8. Silviculture and Logging Technology for Multiple-Use Management. Logging Methods and Effects. Control of Logging Damage. Enrichment Planting. Non-Timber Products -- Ch. 9. Plantation Forestry. Types of Plantations. Existing Plantation Designs. Mixed-Species Plantation Design. Mixed-Species Plantation Models. Non-Timber Goods and Plantations -- Ch. 10. Conservation of Genetic Resources. The Characteristics of Genetic Resources. Methods of Site Evaluation for Selection of Strict Preserves for Conservation of Genetic Diversity -- Ch. 11. Institutional Constraints and Options: Customary Rights vs. State Ownership. Ownership, Legal Status, and Management of Tropical Forests. Generalized Insecurity of Tenure. Institutional Reforms -- Ch. 12. Government Policies. Forest Sector Policies I: Governments as Forest Owners. Forest Sector Policies II: Governments as Regulators of Economic Activity. Forest Sector Policies III: Governments as Development Agents. Sectoral and Macroeconomic Policies -- Ch. 13. International Cooperation. Policy Coordination. Financing Forest Investments. Investing in the Global Commons. Promoting Cross-Border Research -- Ch. 14. An Agenda for the Future. A Policy Agenda. A Research Agenda. A First Step in Policy and Research
Control code
25676146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9781559631969
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92010222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1491284

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