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Approaches to Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: With Pivotal Role of Non Timber Forest Products, , M.P. Shiva, , S.K. Verma, International Book Distributors, 8170892945

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Approaches to Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: With Pivotal Role of Non Timber Forest Products

 
M.P. Shiva (Author) S.K. Verma (Author)
Synopsis Management of forests sustainably is a global challenge. With the gradual rise in population, forest cover and natural resources have been depleting. Over exploitation of timber alarmed the forest managers and policy makers and compelled them to ban or restrict timber harvesting. To make up the revenue loss from timber, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) have been globally considered as an alternative source of earnings from the forests. But due to over exploitation of NTFP, forest resources have been further dwindling and adversely affecting the biodiversity and ecology. With the above considerations FAO recommended that NTFP should be integrated into the main stream of forest management planning and execution. But implementation of NTFP-oriented need based sustainable forest management has become an onerous task for the foresters and policy makers due to want of information for consolidated approaches. This book entitled "Approaches to Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation with Pivotal Role of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP)" is an endeavour in the above direction to develop strategies and evolve mechanism for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) which may solve global forestry problems. An attempt has been made to address related issues and aspects in the book as mere guidelines for adoption of an integrated, holistic and multi-disciplinary approach for SFM. This is a very broad subject, however, the matter has been organized and written in eight chapters, briefly furnishing global scenario of NTFP, their marketing and trade, SFM and biodiversity conservation approaches, research needs, futuristic policy and recommendations which may offer an insight for sound SFM with pivotal role of NTFP. The book is likely to be useful to the forest managers, policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and other user groups in India and abroad for SFM in a broad manner, while the forest managers may work out finer details for implementation according to site conditions prevailing in different countries.
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About the authors

M.P. Shiva

Dr. M.P. Shiva (Born 1932) holding Master degree in Botany from Lucknow University (1952) obtained Doctorate in Forest Utilization (Garhwal University) in 1982. He acquired a long experience of about 30 years as a scientist in Government of India at NWFP Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun. He is the Advisor and Founder President, Centre of Minor Forest Products (COMFORPTS) for Rural Development and Environmental Conservation, Dehra Dun. His dedication in the field of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) brought him several awards and International recognition. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award (ABI-Title, 1998), USA, accolade Man of the Year, 1998 and Member Research Board of Advisors of ABI and also chosen for International Who's Who of Intellectuals of IBC, England (1999). He has over 260 publications including 42 books. Dr. Shiva has been the Founder Chairman of South and East Asian Countries NTFP Network (SEANN). He has worked as FAO/UN consultant/expert. He had been Deputy coordinator and NWFP Research Group Leader of IUFRO. He was invited in 21" IUFRO World Congress, held at Malaysia (2000) and chaired four sessions. Being involved in Ford Foundation funded Project since 1992, he fulfilled Project Assignments of the FAO, ODA and other agencies.

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S.K. Verma

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Verma did B.A. Hons. (History) from Saharsa College. He has keen interest in Buddhism and Ancient Indian Culture. He also did M.Phil. and Ph.D., from the Department of Buddhist Studies.

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Title Approaches to Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: With Pivotal Role of Non Timber Forest Products
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170892945
length ix+508p., Tables