Forests : Books
There are 12 documents in this section.
22 December 2009
26 August 2004
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, the authors present approaches to restoring and rehabilitating the vast areas of degraded, fragmented and modified forests which cover much of the world.
26 August 2004
The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats is one of the major issues in wildlife management and conservation, says the author of this title.
26 August 2004
The future of the world's forests and the future of millions of the world's poorest people are inextricably linked. More than a billion mostly poor people now live within the world's 19 forest biodiversity "hotspots" and over 90 per cent of those who live on less than a dollar a day depend fully or in part on forest products for their livelihoods.
9 December 2003
This report on the growing pulp and paper industry in the Mekong Region, raises many questions about the wisdom and fairness of promoting plantation forests in the developing world. It is specially relevant to those aid agencies, international institutions and NGO's which have backed the pulp industry in Southeast Asia.
30 May 2003
This title draws together a selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, addressing the impacts of large dams on forests and local communities, as well as their struggles against their construction.
30 January 2003
This new edition to the People and Plants Conservation Series looks at the rapidly growing interest in, and demand for non-timber forest products. They provide critical resources across the globe, fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs.
16 October 2002
This book, based on a series of on-line articles published by World Rainforest Movement's monthly Bulletin, explores the reasons behind the continuing destruction of African forests and the struggle to protect and sustainably use these precious resources.
23 May 2002
13 August 2000
If Westoby's approach is people-centred then this striking book is nature-centred. The spiritual dimension of trees and forests is highlighted and the tragedy of their destruction is starkly illustrated with 169 pages of full colour plates. Not a book for the squeamish!
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Forest village spells hope for Cambodia's lost silk culture
- Mega-dam in Amazonian rainforest halted by indigenous peoples' opposition
- Industry still falling short on use of sustainable palm oil
- Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa
- Wangari Maathai, the woman I knew
- No substitute for undisturbed tropical forests
- Global effort to restore 150 million hectares of deforested land
- Filipino hill farmers are learning how to heal their eroded land
- Global map of religious forests to protect biodiversity hotspots
- Devastating cost of the soya boom
- Deforestation soars in Brazil
- World call to save Sweden's virgin forest from the saw
- Bushmeat hunting driving Tanzanian forests to crisis