New and Published Books
1-10 of 12 results in People and Plants International Conservation
A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy
Hundreds of millions of people live and work in forests across the world. One vital aspect of their lives, yet largely unexamined, is the challenge of protecting and enhancing the unique relationship between the health of forests and the health of people. This book, written for a broad audience, is...
Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products
Products from the wild, also known as non-timber forest products (NTFPs), are used as medicines, foods, spices, and a multitude of other purposes. They contribute substantially to rural livelihoods, generate revenue for companies and governments, and have a range of impacts on biodiversity...
Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge
Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods
Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...
Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge
Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management
An important prerequisite for successful conservation is a good understanding of what we seek to conserve. Nowhere is this more the case than in the fight to protect plant biodiversity, which is threatened by human activity in many regions worldwide. This book is written in the belief that tools...
Published May 31st 2006 by Routledge
An Ecosystem Approach
In this, the latest in the People and Plants series, plant conservation is described in the context of livelihoods and development, and ways of balancing the conservation of plant diversity with the use of plants and the environment for human benefit are discussed. A central contention in this book...
Published January 31st 2006 by Routledge
A Methods Manual
Ethnobotany, the study of the classification, use and management of plants by people, draws on a range of disciplines, including natural and social sciences, to show how conservation of plants and of local knowledge about them can be achieved. Ethnobotany is critical to the growing importance of...
Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge
Equitable Partnerships in Practice
Biodiversity research and prospecting are long-standing activities taking place in a new legal and ethical environment. Following entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1993, and other recent policy developments, expectations and obligations for research and prospecting...
Published January 31st 2002 by Routledge
Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products
There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics....
Published November 30th 2001 by Routledge
Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources
Forests and woodlands provide an enormous range of goods and services to society, from timber and firewood to medicinal plants, watershed protection, destinations for tourists and sacred sites. Only when these are understood and valued can forests and their resources be properly managed and...
Published November 30th 2001 by Routledge
People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation
Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or...
Published March 31st 2001 by Routledge
Plant Invaders: The Threat to Natural Ecosystems
To Be Published April 20th 2014
Biodiversity Research, Bioprospecting and Commercialization: Science, Markets and Access and Benefit-sharing
To Be Published December 30th 2014
Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products
To Be Published February 14th 2015