To manage non-timber forest products (NTFPs) properly, it is imperative to have a basic understanding of the biology and ecology of the target species, the site capabilities of the forest under management and the response of the target species o harvesting and other human and natural disturbances. This chapter explores ecological issues relating to NTFP harvest, including knowledge of species harvested, harvest impacts and the importance of trained harvesters.
Topic: non-timber forest products,forest ecology,harvesting,impact,certification
Series: People and Plants Conservation Series
Publisher: Earthscan Publications, London, UK
Publication Year: 2002
Source: Shanley, P., Pierce, A.R., Laird, S.A. and Guillen, A. (eds.) Tapping the green market: certification and management of non-timber forest products. 267-282