Offers the first scientific assessment of the world's large, intact natural forests and graphically depicts the extent of human impacts on global forests....
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Identifies key steps Guyana can take for sustainable forestry management, providing both concrete proposals for immediate and long-term action and a comprehensive analysis of the country's forestry programs to date.
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Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.
Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great. If the trend continues, one quarter of the world's species may be gone by 2050....
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Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality....
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Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.
In many countries, government policies lie behind the wastage of forest resources. This report examines the situation in ten countries on four continents and shows improved government policies can promote economic development and forest conservation.
Provides a detailed account of the human, economic, and environmental damage that occurred as a result of the 1997-98 fires in Indonesia.
Identifies Group of Eight (G8) subsidies to forest products industries that undermine forest protection and accelerate forest loss and highlights actions these countries should take to conserve and manage forests for future generations.
Increased investment and trade by Transnational Logging Companies in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
Addresses the intersection between the forest sector and structural adjustment lending and asks the question, "To what extent, and under what conditions, can the World Bank be an effective proponent of forest policy reform through adjustment lending?"...
Explores the scale and magnitude of timber, energy, and mineral resources development within Canada's northern frontier, home to over a third of the world's boreal forest and a tenth of total global forest cover....
Provides an overview of logging activities within Gabon's forests and summarizes Gabon's forestry law and tax system....
Documents through maps and indicators the current and historic extent of logging in Cameroon along with the key actors -- companies and individuals -- engaged in this activity.
Trade liberalization that threatens forests should not go forward until mechanisms are in place to ensure parallel progress on forest protection. The authors highlight recommendations which make both economic and environmental sense.
Examines the role of local communities specifically in forest law enforcement. Highlights the role of communities in law enforcement.
Examines why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial. Notes that climate change is a major threat to biodiversity and that protecting biological diversity may help mitigate other impacts of climate change.