Vital forest graphics / Frédéric Achard ... [et al.]

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Subjects: Forests and forestry--Statistics
Forests and forestry
Forest declines--Statistics
Forest declines
Forest ecology
Forest management
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Nairobi, Kenya : UNEP, c2009
LC Classification: S, SD
Physical Description: 69 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm
Additional Authors: Achard, Frédéric
United Nations Environment Programme
Notes: ISBN: 9789280729030 (UNEP)
ISBN: 9280729039 (UNEP)
ISBN: 9789251062647 (FAO)
ISBN: 9251062641 (FAO)
"Produced by UNEP/GRID-Arendal"--P. opp. t.p
Summary: This publication provides an overview of the global trends in forest cover. It looks specifically at the four largest forest ecosystems and analyzes the trends and challenges in their conservation and management. It examines some of the key drivers behind forest loss, including the increasing demand for commodities and energy. Finally, it reviews some of the best practices for sustainable management of forest, including regulatory regimes, participatory management and economic incentives.--Publisher's description
Partial contents: Introduction -- Forest definition and extent -- Forest losses and gains : where do we stand? -- The relationship between indigenous people and forests -- Forests sustain livelihoods -- A hiding place for fighting forces and a refuge for victims -- Forests under threat as agricultural commodities take over -- Is fast-wood like fast-food? -- Changing trends in forest products trade -- Clearing forests for biofuels -- Forests are a key source of ecological services -- Climate change and its impact on forests : will forests migrate? -- Forests and the carbon cycle -- Forest animals threatened by habitat loss and poaching -- The forests of Central Africa -- The forests of Southeast Asia -- The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world -- The boreal forests -- Forests and fires -- Forests suffer from air pollution -- Local forest management -- Certification for sustainable forest management -- Economic incentives to protect forests -- Are legal instruments sufficient to protect our forests? -- Greening degraded forest landscapes
Also available online
UNEP job no. DEW/1032/NA
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-68)
OCLC Number: 419819611
ISBN/ISSN: 9789280729030