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Ecological issues

Ecological issues

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.

Authors: Pierce, A.R.; Shanley, P.

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

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