Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity

November 29, 2013|
Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity by John A. Parrotta
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Exploring a topic of vital and ongoing importance,Traditional Forest Knowledgeexamines the history, current status and trends in the development and application of traditional forest knowledge by local and indigenous communities worldwide. It considers the interplay between traditional beliefs and practices and formal forest science and interrogates the often uneasy relationship between these different knowledge systems.

The contents also highlight efforts to conserve and promote traditional forest management practices that balance the environmental, economic and social objectives of forest management. It places these efforts in the context of recent trends towards the devolution of forest management authority in many parts of the world.

The book includes regional chapters covering North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. As well as relating the general factors mentioned above to these specific areas, these chapters cover issues of special regional significance, such as the importance of traditional knowledge and practices for food security, economic development and cultural identity. Other chapters examine topics ranging from key policy issues to the significant programs of regional and international organisations, and from research ethics and best practices for scientific study of traditional knowledge to the adaptation of traditional forest knowledge to climate change and globalisation.

Title:Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural DiversityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:622 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:622 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940073753X

ISBN - 13:9789400737532

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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