Defaunation and forest degradation in Central African logging concessions: how to measure the impacts of bush meat hunting on the ecosystem? case studies on measuring and assessing forest degradation

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Defaunation and forest degradation in Central African logging concessions: how to measure the impacts of bush meat hunting on the ecosystem? case studies on measuring and assessing forest degradation

Defaunation and forest degradation in Central African logging concessions: how to measure the impacts of bush meat hunting on the ecosystem? case studies on measuring and assessing forest degradation

The present paper is a review of the methods used for assessing defaunation, as a forest degradation component, linked to logging and logging concessions with an emphasis on mammals and Central Africa Rainforests. A discussion on the usefulness and weaknesses of these methods is provided

Authors: Nasi, R.; Van Vliet, N.

Topic: degraded forests,concessions,logging,impact,hunting,ecosystems,sustainability,guidelines,monitoring,bushmeat

Geographic: Central Africa

Series: Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper no. 159

Pages: 12p

Publisher: FAO, Rome, Italy

Publication Year: 2009


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