Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products: by Charlie M. Shackleton,Ashok K. Pandey,Tamara Ticktin

By Charlie M. Shackleton,Ashok K. Pandey,Tamara Ticktin

There is becoming wisdom approximately and appreciation of the significance of Non-timber wooded area items (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in constructing nations, and to a lesser quantity, constructed nations. although, there's additionally an assumption at the a part of policy-makers that any harvesting of untamed animal or plant items from the forests and different traditional and converted ecosystems has to be damaging to the long term viability of objective populations and species. This publication demanding situations this concept and indicates that whereas examples of such detrimental affects definitely exist, there also are many examples of sustainable harvesting structures for NTFPs. 


The chapters assessment and current coherent and scientifically sound info and case reviews at the ecologically sustainable use of NTFPs. in addition they define a normal interdisciplinary method for assessing the sustainability of NTFP harvesting platforms at diverse scales. a variety of case experiences is incorporated from Africa, Asia and South the USA, utilizing plant and animal items for nutrition, crafts, textiles, medications and cosmetics.

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