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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS... FORESTS
in Intl. Environ. Affairs, 6(1), Winter 1994:
"The Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian
Rainforests," G.J. Batmanian (World Wildlife Fund), 3-13.
Outlines a program developed by the government of Brazil, the
World Bank and the Commission of the European Community and
supported by the G-7 nations, and makes recommendations.
"A Proposed Debt-for-Nature Swap in Madagascar and the
Larger Problem of LDC Debt," M. Tucker (Dept. Finance,
Fairfield Univ.), 59-68. Examines the impact of inflation on the
potential life of the project's funding. Realistic negotiations
between debtors and creditors or a new international agency are
needed to relieve the less-developed countries of their debt
burden and protect the global environment.
the Forests: The Community-Based Approach in South and South-East
Asia," M. Colchester (World Rainforest Movement, 8 Chapel
Row, Chadlington OX7 3NA, UK), Devel. & Change, 25(1),
69-100, Jan. 1994.
In rural areas, the dominance of international and national
policies over local input in decision making leads to increasing
poverty, social conflict and deforestation.
to the Roots of Forest Loss: Lessons from Indonesia," C.V.
Barber (World Resources Inst., 1709 New York Ave., Washington DC
20006), N.C. Johnson, Environ. Sci. Technol., 28(1),
32A-34A, Jan. 1994.
Policy making should include regional-scale management,
increased access to information, and participation down to the
local level, by all interested parties.
in Brazilian Amazonia: The Effect of Population and Land
Tenure," P.M. Fearnside (Dept. Ecol., Natl. Inst. Res.
Amazon (INPA), Caixa Postal 478, 69011-970 Manaus, Amazonas,
Brazil), Ambio, 22(8), 537-545, Dec. 1993.
In 1991 only 30% of forest clearing was done by small farmers.
The social cost of reducing deforestation rates is less than that
claimed when poverty is blamed for all deforestation.
Logic of Livestock and Deforestation in Amazonia," S.B.
Hecht (Grad. Sch. Planning, Univ. Calif., Los Angeles CA 90032), BioScience, 43(10),
687-695, Nov. 1993.
Analyzes the logic and economics of livestock production by
evaluating the various means of making profits from the land and
Forest Entrepreneurs: Cashing in on Conservation," T.A. Carr
(Econ. Dept., Middlebury Coll., Middlebury VT 05753), H.L.
Pedersen, S. Ramaswamy, Environment, 35(7), 12-15,
33-38, Sep. 1993. Gives three examples of Latin American
companies that have proven that sustainable development can be
of Siberian Forests," S. Nillson (IIASA, A-2361 Laxenburg,
Austria), Environ. Conserv., 20(2), 177,
Describes a program to analyze the state of the forests,
assess their biospheric role in regard to global warming, and
identify strategies for sustainable development.
items from ibid., 20(1), Spring:
"Tropical Forests: The Main Deforestation Fronts,"
N. Myers (Upper Meadow, Old Rd., Headington, Oxford OX3 8SZ, UK),
9-16. Fourteen fronts represent 43% of tropical moist-forest
deforestation. Stresses the need for documentation and monitoring
of the fronts, and anticipating new fronts so that preventive
measures can be applied.
"A Revisionist View of Tropical Deforestation and
Development," M.R. Dove (East-West Ctr., 1777 East-West Rd.,
Honolulu HI 96848), 17-24, 56. Blames deforestation not on
overexploitation by forest dwellers, but on forces in the broader
society that take over resource development and restrict the
forest dwellers' ownership of existing resources.
"Incentives for Private Forestry: The Case of the
Republic of Ireland," G. Gairdner (2 Broadsteps, Old Rd.,
Harbertonford, Devon TQ9 7TD, UK), 50-55. Reports on renewed
interest in private-sector plantations to relieve pressure on
natural forest. The example of Ireland shows the complexity and
high cost of reconciling production and environmental goals.
Management of Trees and Tree Resources: The Significance of
Practices and Technologies," M. Omosa (Inst. Develop. Stud.,
Univ. Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya), World Resour. Rev., 4(4),
Attributes rapid deforestation to conflict between
socio-cultural factors and operating policy. Suggests that rural
development should build on existing knowledge and beliefs.
and People of the Amazonian Rainforests: The Role of Ethnobotany
in Sustainable Development," B.C. Bennett (Inst. Econ. Bot.,
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY 10458), BioScience, 42(8),
599-606, Sep. 1992.
Discusses indigenous plant use, the effects of indigenous
management on rainforests, and the role of interrelations between
humans and plants in sustainable development.
Organizing Principles in the Valuation of Tropical Forests,"
R. Godoy (Inst. Intl. Develop., Harvard Univ., Cambridge MA
02138), For. Ecol. & Mgmt., 50(1-2), 171-180,
July 15, 1992. Offers principles for economic evaluation, and
discusses how improper evaluation leads to misallocation of
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