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  1. Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products

    Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

    Edited by Charlie M. Shackleton, Ashok K. Pandey, Tamara Ticktin

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Human Health and Forests

    A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

    Edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Wild Product Governance

    Finding Policies that Work for Non-Timber Forest Products

    Edited by Sarah A. Laird, Rebecca J. McLain, Rachel P. Wynberg

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

    Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 24th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Plant Identification

    Creating User-Friendly Field Guides for Biodiversity Management

    By Anna Lawrence, William Hawthorne

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Plant Conservation

    An Ecosystem Approach

    By Alan Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 February 1st 2006 by Routledge

  7. Ethnobotany

    A Methods Manual

    By Gary J. Martin

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 January 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge

    Equitable Partnerships in Practice

    By Sarah A. Laird

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 February 1st 2002 by Routledge

  9. Tapping the Green Market

    Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products

    By Patricia Shanley, Alan Robert Pierce, Sarah A. Laird, S. Abraham Guillen

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 December 1st 2001 by Routledge

  10. Uncovering the Hidden Harvest

    Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

    Edited by Bruce M. Campbell, Martin K. Luckert

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    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 December 1st 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Biodiversity Research, Bioprospecting and Commercialization: Science, Markets and Access and Benefit-sharing
    By Sarah Laird, Rachel Wynberg
    To Be Published January 31st 2016

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