Conserving copalillo: The creation of sustainable Oaxacan wood carvings

  title={Conserving copalillo: The creation of sustainable Oaxacan wood carvings},
  author={Michael S. Chibnik and Silvia E. Purata},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
Most accounts of the effect of the global marketplace on deforestation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America emphasize the demand for timber used in industrial processes and the conversion of tropical forests to pastures for beef cattle. In recent years, numerous scholars and policymakers have suggested that developing a market for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) might slow the pace of habitat destruction. Although increased demand for NTFPs rarely results in massive deforestation, the… 

Advancing Tropical Forestry Curricula Through Non-Timber Forest Products

SUMMARY There is growing consensus that the expanding scope of tropical forestry is not properly reflected in the way students are being trained. Forestry graduates across the tropics remain poorly

Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Community Forest Management: Evolution and Limitations in Mexican Forest Law, Policy and Practice

Community forest management (CFM) is often a field of encounter between knowledge systems, where a conventional forestry blueprint is frequently applied in contexts rich in traditional ecological

Mejoramiento de la educación forestal universitaria: debe prestarse más atención a los productos forestales no maderables?

There is growing consensus that the expanding scope of tropical forestry is not properly reflected in the way students are being trained. Forestry graduates across the tropics remain poorly equipped

La promoción de los planes de estudio de silvicultura tropical mediante los productos forestales

  • 2010



No forest without timber

SUMMARY The spotlight on NTFPs has changed the face of forestry, but is also a product of its time, emerging in the context of increasingly pluralistic forest management. Early hopes that NTFPs would

Forest products, livelihoods and conservation: case studies on non-timber forest product systems. volume 2 – Africa

This book contains 17 case studies of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Africa. it reveals an ancient system of resources moving through space and time, resources which further enable African

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia: History, Rates, and Consequences

Abstract:  Brazil's Amazon forest remained largely intact until the “modern” era of deforestation began with the inauguration of the Transamazon Highway in 1970. Amazonian deforestation rates have

The role of non-timber forest products in sustainable tropical forest management

  • M. Ros-Tonen
  • Environmental Science
    Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff
  • 2000
Abstract The importance of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) for forest-dwelling people in the tropics and the relatively small ecological impact of their exploitation has raised high expectations

The life and times ofBursera glabrifolia (H.B.K.) Engl. in Mexico: A parable for ethnobotany

A concerted effort to manage the species in its natural habitat would bolster the thriving alebrije market and provide a much-needed incentive for conserving tropical dry forests in Mexico.

Assessing the Economic Value of Traditional Medicines from Tropical Rain Forests

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to the value of the tropical rain forest as a source of nontimber market products. Although estimates exist for the value of select forest

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Rain Forest Products

This book contains 33 diverse papers falling into three catagories: tropical rainforests are underutilized sources of new plant products; increased use of tropical forest products should benefit human inhabitants of the rainforest; nontimber forest products many not be the panacea that some suggest.