Evaluation of a Conservation and Development Strategy Edited by Daniel C. Nepstad and Stephan Schwartzman
This title is volume 9 of Advances in Economic Botany. The practice of extracting economically valuable non–timber forest products while leaving forests structurally and functionally intact is an ancient one. In modern terms it is seen as a possible means of reconciling the needs of groups of people with conflicting concepts of forest resource use. This volume is a collection of papers from international experts in a variety of fields discussing whether and how extractive reserves could be expanded economically and geographically to meet the dual objective of conserving the natural resources of tropical forests and developing tropical regions economically and socially.