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Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge

Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge

Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity

by John A. Parrotta and Ronald L. Trosper
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Publication Date: 29/11/2013
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Exploring a topic of vital and ongoing importance, Traditional Forest Knowledge examines the history, current status and trends in the development and application of traditional forest knowledge by local and indigenous communities worldwide. It considers the interplay between traditional beliefs and practices and formal forest science and interrogates the often uneasy relationship between these different knowledge systems.

The contents also highlight efforts to conserve and promote traditional forest management practices that balance the environmental, economic and social objectives of forest management. It places these efforts in the context of recent trends towards the devolution of forest management authority in many parts of the world.

The book includes regional chapters covering North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. As well as relating the general factors mentioned above to these specific areas, these chapters cover issues of special regional significance, such as the importance of traditional knowledge and practices for food security, economic development and cultural identity. Other chapters examine topics ranging from key policy issues to the significant programs of regional and international organisations, and from research ethics and best practices for scientific study of traditional knowledge to the adaptation of traditional forest knowledge to climate change and globalisation.
ISBN:
9789400737532
9789400737532
Category:
Ecological science
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Country of origin:
Netherlands
Pages:
622
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x33mm
Weight:
0.98kg

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