The economic value and sustainable harvest of plants and animals from the tropical forest: Assumptions, hypotheses, and methods
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95*
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
Recent studies of non-timber products from tropical rain forests have emphasized the economic value of these products and the sustainability of present harvests. Many of these studies rely upon a set of untested assumptions about the effects of harvesting upon the forest and the economic value of non-timber forest products in both the marketplace and in the daily life of rural people. These assumptions were formulated as a series of hypotheses during the workshop held in the Regional Community Forestry Training Center, Kesetsart University, Bangkok, in May 1992. The six hypotheses developed by workshop participants will be used to guide future research. As the hypotheses are tested, the data will be used to create a more realistic assessment of the sustainability and economic value of extraction of non-timber products from tropical forests.
- Appasamy, P. 1993. Role of non-timber forest products in a subsistence economy: the case of a joint forestry project in India. Economic Botany 47:258–267.
- Bawa, K. S. 1992. The riches of tropical forests: non-timber products. Trends in Ecology and Evolution7:361–363. CrossRef
- Browder, J. O. 1992. Social and economic constraints on the development of market-oriented extractive reserves in Amazon rain forests. Pages 33–42in D. C. Nepstad and S. Schwartzman, eds., Non-timber products from tropical forests: evaluation of a conservation and development strategy. Advances in Economic Botany 9. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.
- Chopra, K. 1993. The value of non-timber forest products: an estimate from India. Economic Botany47:251–257.
- de Beer, J. H., and M. J. McDermott. 1989. Economic value of non-timber forest products in southeast Asia. Council for the International Union of the Conservation of Nature, The Netherlands.
- Godoy, R. 1993. The effect of income on the extraction of non-timber forest products among the Sumu Indians of Nicaragua: preliminary findings. Manuscript. Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA.
- Godoy, R., R. Lubowski, and A. Markandya. 1993. A method for the economic valuation of non-timber tropical forest products. Economic Botany 47: 220–233.
- Gunatilake, H. M., D. M. A. H. Senaratne, and P. Abeygunawardena. 1993. Role of non-timber forest products in the economy of the peripheral communities of Knuckles National Wilderness Area of Sri Lanka: a farming systems approach. Economic Botany47:275–281.
- Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, and P. Abeygunawardena. 1993. Interdisciplinary research towards management of non-timber forest resources in lowland rain forests of Sri Lanka. Economic Botany47:282–290.
- Hall, P., and K. Bawa. 1993. Methods to assess the impact of extraction of non-timber tropical forest products on plant populations. Economic Botany47:234–247.
- Homma, A. K. O. 1992. The dynamics of extraction in Amazonia: a historical perspective. Pages 23–31in D. C. Nepstad and S. Schwartzman, eds., Non-timber products from tropical forests: evaluation of a conservation and development strategy. Advances in Economic Botany 9. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.
- Martin, P. S. 1984. Prehistoric overkill: the global model. Pages 354–403in P. S. Martin and R. G. Klein, eds., Quaternary extinctions. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
- Panayotou, T., and P. Ashton. 1992. Not by timber alone: the case for multiple use management of tropical forests. Island Press, Covelo, CA.
- Peters, C. 1992. The ecology and economics of oligarchic forests. Pages 15–22in D. C. Nepstad and S. Schwartzman, eds., Non-timber products from tropical forests: evaluation of a conservation and development strategy. Advances in Economic Botany 9. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.
- Peters, C, A. H. Gentry, and R. O. Mendelsohn. 1989. Valuation of an Amazonian rain forest. Nature339: 655–656. CrossRef
- Phillips, O., and A. H. Gentry. 1993. The useful plants of Tambopata, Peru. I. Statistical hypothesis tests with a new quantitative technique. Economic Botany47:15–32.
- Plotkin, M., and L. Famolare, eds. 1992. Sustainable harvest and marketing of rain forest products. Island Press, Washington, DC.
- The economic value and sustainable harvest of plants and animals from the tropical forest: Assumptions, hypotheses, and methods
Volume 47, Issue 3 , pp 215-219
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Additional Links
- non-timber forest products
- economic valuation