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Overview of logging in Cameroon

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.

Tree trade

Liberalization of international commerce in forest products: Risks and opportunities

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.

Logging Burma's frontier forests

Resources and the regime

Uses satellite and field data to assess the impact of unsustainable logging on Burma's forests and establishes a link between logging policy, deforestation, and the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years.

All that glitters is not gold

Balancing conservation and development in Venezuela's frontier forests...

Warns that allowing uncontrolled extractive activities in Venezuela's Guayana region risks opportunities for economic growth and conservation. Identifies policy options for development plans with safeguard measures based on conservation, sustainability....

Last Frontier Forests

Ecosystems and Economies on the Edge

Offers the first scientific assessment of the world's large, intact natural forests and graphically depicts the extent of human impacts on global forests....

Profit without plunder

Reaping revenue from Guyana's tropical forests without destroying them...

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please see Global Forest Watch.

Identifies key steps Guyana can take for sustainable forestry management, providing both concrete proposals for immediate and...

Breaking the Logjam

Obstacles to forest policy reform in Indonesia and the United States

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.

Wasting Assets

Natural Resources in the National Income Accounts

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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