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Cut and run [electronic resource] : illegal logging and timber trade in the tropics / edited by Rob Glastra.

Contributor(s): Glastra, Rob.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xv, 112 p.).ISBN: 1552500535 (electronic bk.); 9781552500538 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Logging -- Corrupt practices -- Tropics | Lumber trade -- Corrupt practices -- Tropics | Deforestation -- Tropics | Forests and forestry -- Tropics | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green BusinessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cut and run.DDC classification: 333.75/137/0913 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The World: Understanding the Illegal Logging and Timber Trade; Chapter 2 Brazil: Forest Management at Loggerheads; Chapter 3 Cameroon: Blind Ambition and the Domino Effect; Chapter 4 Ghana: A History of Mismanagement; Chapter 5 Paraguay: The Many Faces of Deforestation; Chapter 6 The Tropics: Comparing the Countries Studied; Chapter 7 Conclusions and Recommendations: Arresting the Chase for Quick Profits; Appendix 1 Resolution on Illegal Timber Trade, Adopted at the 1996 IUCN World Conservation Congress.
Summary: Illegal logging and trade in timber is a major cause of forest degradation in the world today. Not only does it threaten biodiversity-rich old growth forests, it also endangers the livelihoods of the traditional communities that are dependent upon them. But controlling this global problem is not a simple matter of enacting new laws and enforcing new regulations -- the rules already exist. If countries are to manage their forest sustainably they must implement existing laws effectively, and they must do so now! Cut and Run offers readers valuable insight on how this might be done.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-112).

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The World: Understanding the Illegal Logging and Timber Trade; Chapter 2 Brazil: Forest Management at Loggerheads; Chapter 3 Cameroon: Blind Ambition and the Domino Effect; Chapter 4 Ghana: A History of Mismanagement; Chapter 5 Paraguay: The Many Faces of Deforestation; Chapter 6 The Tropics: Comparing the Countries Studied; Chapter 7 Conclusions and Recommendations: Arresting the Chase for Quick Profits; Appendix 1 Resolution on Illegal Timber Trade, Adopted at the 1996 IUCN World Conservation Congress.

Illegal logging and trade in timber is a major cause of forest degradation in the world today. Not only does it threaten biodiversity-rich old growth forests, it also endangers the livelihoods of the traditional communities that are dependent upon them. But controlling this global problem is not a simple matter of enacting new laws and enforcing new regulations -- the rules already exist. If countries are to manage their forest sustainably they must implement existing laws effectively, and they must do so now! Cut and Run offers readers valuable insight on how this might be done.

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