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Linkages in the Landscape
by Andrew Bennett
IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Conserving Forest Ecosystems Series No.1, 2003, �20.00

The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats is one of the major issues in wildlife management and conservation, says the author of this title. ... more

Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degrated Forests
by David Lamb and Don Gilmour
IUCN-The World Conservation Union,
WWF, Forest for Life, Issues in Forest Conservation Series, 2003, �12.00

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. ... more

The Pulp Invasion

by Chris Lang
World Rainforest Movement, Uraguay and England, 2002

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. ... more

Dams: Struggles Against the Modern Dinosaurs
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. ... more

Tapping the Green Market
by Patricia Shanley, Alan R Pierce, Sarah A Laird and Abraham Guill�n
2002, Earthscan, �24.95 pb

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. ... more

Africa: Forests under threat
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. ... more

Villagers, forests and foresters
by Don Gilmour and Robert Fisher
Sahayogi Press, Kathmandu, 1992
US$15 pb

This is a country case study with far-reaching implications. Nepal in the 1970s was the stage for the "rediscovery" of community forestry by experts from the North. It was also one of the first countries in the world to make a serious attempt to place great importance on people managing forest resources for their own benefit. ... more

Introduction to world forestry
by Jack Westoby
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1989,�12.95

This is a brilliant introduction to the complex world of forests, and the conflicts that surround them at the end of the 20th century. ... more

by Bill Devall
Sierra Club Books/Earth Island Press, 1993
US$30 pb

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! ... more

Bad Harvest?
by Nigel Dudley, Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud
and Francis Sullivan
Earthscan, London, 1995, �12.95

This book is a most timely contribution to the growing debate on forests and forest management. As never before, the world's attention is being focused on forest issues with the host of meetings associated with the UN Commission on Sustainable Development's Intergovernmental Panel on Forests and the InterAction Council's World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development. ... more

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