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Management and conservation of NWFP resources

Management and conservation of NWFP resources

In the late 1980s, NWFPs were presented as a possible alternative to deforestation and other activities that convert forest land, such as timber extraction, agriculture or plantations (Falconer, 1990; Plotkin and Famolare, 1992). Since some NWFPs have considerable market value, the premise was that the long-term gains derived from the sustainable harvesting of these products could exceed the short-term gains from the conversion of forests or individual trees to other uses (Peters et al., 1989; Godoy and Bawa, 1993).

Authors: Sunderland, T.C.H.; Ndoye, O.

Topic: Non Wood Forest Products, conservation, deforestation, livelihoods

Geographic: Central Africa

Series: Non-Wood Forest Products no. 21

Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

Publication Year: 2017

ISBN: 978-92-5-109489-1

ISSN: 1020-9727

Source: Living in and from the forests of Central Africa. 65-74

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