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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993
Business in the
Rainforests, C. MacKerron with D. Cogan, 239 pp., Aug. 1993, $40 (+ $5
shipping). Investor Responsibility Res. Ctr. (IRRC), 1755 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
S. 600, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202-234-7500; fax: 202-332-8570).
Examines rainforest operations involving tropical timber, petroleum, mining,
agriculture, non-timber products and ecotourism, particularly among U.S.,
Japanese and European companies. Finds that the tropical timber and petroleum
industries are responsible for the most significant forest losses. Also profiles
company projects that promote rainforest conservation.
International Offsets: Economic and Political Issues of Carbon Sequestration,
K. Brown, N. Adger, 26 pp., 1993, $9/£5. Working paper from CSERGE (Ctr.
for Social & Econ. Res. on the Global Environ.), Sch. Environ. Sci., Univ.
E. Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK (tel: 0603/593176, ext. 2642; fax: 0603/250588).
Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics, Nat. Res. Council, 702
pp., 1993, $49.95 (+ $4 shipping). Nat. Acad. Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20418 (800-624-6242 or 202-334-3313).
Many of the world's rainforests that have been cleared for logging, farming
and ranching could be restored for sustainable uses, but the success of such
efforts will depend in part on technical, institutional, financial, research and
trade partnerships among industrialized and developing countries. Describes 12
sustainable land uses ranging from intensive cropping to forest reserves, and
profiles examples of successful land restoration in seven humid, tropical
countries. A major appendix treats emissions of greenhouse gases in relation to
Forestry: The World
Bank's Experience, 70 pp., 1993, $6.95 + $3.50 handling. World Bank Book
Store, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433 (202-473-2941).
Assesses the Bank's operations performance, implementation experience and
sector work related to forest development. Discusses implications for the Bank's
role in forestry and its lending strategy in the 1990s, and offers advice for
the immediate future.
Forests in Trouble,
N. Dudley, Nov. 1992. World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), CH-1196 Gland, Switz.
(tel: +44 22 364 91 11).
Although most of the concern over the loss of world forests is aimed at the
tropics, temperate forests are also threatened, largely by logging for the pulp
industry. Losses of biodiversity and to some extent area are widespread.
Examines logging in Chile, where nearly 20% of the forest is under plantation,
and the next target of the pulp industry: Russia.
The Forest Resources
of the Temperate Zones: Main Findings of the UN-ECE/FAO 1990 Forest Resource
Assessment (ECE/TIM/60), United Nations (New York), 32 pp., 1992, $13.
United Nations Pubs., Sales Sec., Rm. DC2-0853, New York NY 10017 (800-253-9646
or 212-963-8302), or world-wide outlets.
One major finding is that between 1980 and 1990, the forest area and growing
stock increased in Europe and the former USSR, continuing a trend observed since
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