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Conservation of Neotropical Forests

Working from Traditional Resource Use

Kent Redford Christine Padoch



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Columbia University Press
12 November 1992
The destruction of tropical forests is intimately intertwined with the fate of the rural poor who rely on this resource for their livelihood. Conservation of Neotropical Forests provides important information for understanding the interactions of forest peoples and forest resources in the lowland tropics of Central and South America. This interdisciplinary study features experts from both the natural and social sciences to illuminate the present dilemma of conserving neotropical resources. These contributors?who are responsible for some of the most promising work in cultural and biodiversity conservation?investigate the patterns of traditional resource use, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of existing research, and explore innovative directions for furthering the interdisciplinary conservationist agenda.
Edited by:   Kent Redford, Christine Padoch
Imprint:   Columbia University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 237mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   808g
ISBN:   9780231076029
ISBN 10:   0231076029
Series:   Biology and Resource Management Series
Pages:   475
Publication Date:   12 November 1992
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kent H. Redford is director of the international program for Biodiversity Analysis and Coordination at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has done extensive field research in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and has published many scientific papers. Christine Padoch is associate scientist, Institute of Economic Botany.

Reviews for Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use

Successfully bridges the gap between conservationists, anthropologists, and economists. Though it deals specifically with neotropical forests, it is essential reading for anyone involved in conservation of forests and their inhabitants, human or non-human, in all parts of the globe. -- The Environmentalist

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