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Forest resources of tropical Africa

Forest resources of tropical Africa

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Forests and forestry -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Forest products -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesTropical forest resources assessment project.
      Statementprepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as cooperating agency with the United Nations Environment Programme.
      ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations., United Nations Environment Programme., Global Environmental Monitoring System.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD237 .F67 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3524840M
      ISBN 109251010870, 9251010900
      LC Control Number82109546

      Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation in Ghana. table production in Tropical Africa support this view. The international perspective for this book is the unprecedented. forest, a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land. The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry.A forest is an ecosystem—a community of plants and animals interacting with one another and with the physical environment (see ecology).The forests of the world are classified in three general types, or.

      The Cross River Rainforest of South Eastern Nigeria is one of Africa’s last remaining areas of pristine tropical high forest, extremely rich in a wide variety of flora and fauna species, and is among the twenty five biodiversity hotspots in the world. The forest has important biophysical properties which affect local, regional and global environmental quality. A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than species of trees growing in Tanzania. pinhole borer, Lyctus and marine borer attacks, and logs left lying in the forest are readily attacked by borers. It is rather difficult to saw and work, partly due to the presence of silica; it has a tendency to heat up.

      Sustainable forest management (SFM) is the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable nable forest management has to keep the balance between three main pillars: ecological, economic and sfully achieving sustainable forest management will provide integrated benefits to all, ranging from safeguarding local livelihoods to protecting.   North America, the third-largest continent, extends from the tiny Aleutian Islands in the northwest to the Isthmus of Panama in the south. North Americas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. North America benefits greatly from its fertile soils, plentiful freshwater, oil and mineral deposits, and forests.


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Forest resources of tropical Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

At head of title: Tropical forest resources assessment project, in the framework of the Global Environmental Monitoring System. "UN 32/, Technical report 2." Errata slip inserted. Description: 2 volumes ; 28 cm: Contents: pt. Regional synthesis --pt. Country briefs.

Other Titles: Tropical forest resources assessment project. TROPICAL FOREST RESOURCES ASSESSMENT PROJECT (in the framework of the Global Environment Monitoring System - GEMS) FOREST RESOURCES OF TROPICAL AFRICA PART II: COUNTRY BRIEFS.

Applications for permission to reproduce this book, in whole or in part, by any method or process, should be addressed, with a statement of the purpose and extent of. The FAO/UNEP tropical forest resources assessment project, signed on 8 November by both organizations, started on 1 December and was completed in June The present report in its English and French versions provides the results found for tropical Africa.

Over 90% of West Africa's original forest has been lost over the last century and only a small part of what remains qualifies as "closed" forest. Africa lost the highest percentage of rainforests during the s of any other tropical region.

During –95 the annual rate of total deforestation in Africa was nearly 1%. Tropical Forests Sean C Thomas,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jennifer L Baltzer,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tropical forests, while occupying only one-tenth of the world’s land area, are disproportionately important in.

4 FOREST AND TREE RESOURCES: AN OVERVIEW Extent and distribution of forests Forests and woodlands cover an area of about million hectares, or % of Africa’s land area (FAO, ), representing about 17% of the world’s forest important feature is the uneven distribution.

and gathering of timber and non-timber forest products, which also support local industries. Earlier books on the dry forests and woodlands focused on the Miombo woodlands of southern Africa, but this book covers the entire area of the dry forests in sub-Saharan Africa.

The value of the book is the link it provides between the available resources. Sustainable Forest Management in Africa Contents Foreword Overview: The dry forests of sub-Sahara Africa: Making their case 2 G. Kowero Current status and trends of forest management in tropical Africa 22 F.

Castañeda Beyond timber: Making multiple use forest management a reality in Central Africa forests 33 R. Nasi. Africa's forests are being depleted at a faster rate than of any other continent.

A major increase in the population growth rate began after World War II and it is now running at an annual rate of per cent, resulting in massive demands for agricultural land, water, fuelwood and other products.

There is no simple answer to environmental degradation and forest conservation must be part of a. Congolese Forest. The Congo Basin is Africa’s largest contiguous forest and the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world.

Covering aboutsquare miles, this swamp-struck tropical. Following the World Conservation Union (IUCN)'s Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific (), this reference work on Africa's tropical forests features contributions from over scholars, researchers, and conservationists worldwide.

In Part 1, ten chapters provide a background and overview of the continent's s: 1. At head of title: Tropical forest resources assessment project (in the framework of the Global Environment Monitoring System--GEMS).

"UN 32/, Technical report 3." Description: ix, pages ; 28 cm: Contents: pt. Regional synthesis --pt. Country briefs.

Other Titles: Tropical forest resources assessment project. Responsibility. forest entomology in west tropical africa forest insects of ghana By William Shakespeare format click download or read online button to get tropical forest insect pests book now this site is like all over the world because insects damage the already depleted forests and forest resources as the first.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) Preview this book Ivoire Dalbergia decoction density diameter of vessel DR Congo durable Ecology Eucalyptus exported fibres Flowers bisexual forest fruits Gabon genetic erosion Genetic resources geographic distribution germination Ghana glabrous green to oven growth ring growth ring boundaries 5/5(2).

Besides the Mbuti, there are three other major rainforest peoples of Africa: the Aka (Central African Republic and northern Congo), the Baka (southern Cameroon), and the Twa (central Congo/Zaire river basin).

Together these groups account for sometoforest dwellers distributed over a large area of forest. Rainforest, luxuriant forest, generally composed of tall, broad-leaved trees and usually found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the Equator.

Rainforests usually occur in regions where there is a high annual rainfall of generally more than 1, mm (70 inches) and a hot and steamy climate. On the continent of Africa, they are found along the coastal countries of West Africa and in the Congo Basin.

Tropical rainforests contain the greatest diversity of life on land. A four-mile patch of forest typically contains around species of birds and protected species such.

Rain forest and jungle are terms that are often used synonymously but with little precision. The more meaningful and restrictive of these terms is rain forest, which refers to the climax or primary forest in regions with high rainfall (greater than m/70 in per year), chiefly but not exclusively found in the forests are significant for their valuable timber resources, and in.

This book puts together information on the natural history and ecology of 15 native trees and palms and provides recommendations for integrating these species into agroforestry, silvopastoral and forest restoration initiatives.

This open-access publication is sponsored by the Colombian Sustainable Cattle Ranching project. South African rainforest facts: Tropical rainforests cover about 2 million km² of ’ll only find more rainforest in the Amazon (6 million km²).

African rainforests are being lost to deforestation at a rate of % every year – that’s 40 hectares per minute (whilst slower than the Amazon and South East Asia, this is still deeply worrying). Two of these, entitled "Forest Resources of Africa" by R. Persson () and "Forest Resources in the Asia and Far East" (), are related to tropical regions.

On the occasion of the 4th session of the FAO Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics () an "assessment of the world's tropical forests" was attempted by A.

Sommer and.S.S. Ajayi, in Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Abstract. This chapter is on multipurpose forest management with ethnomedicine, agroforestry, and bushmeat production at the Okomu Forest Reserve in Nigeria.

Okomu Forest Reserve is situated in the lowland tropical rain forest of Edo State of southwestern Nigeria. But, this book is very useful for someone, like me, who just wants a basic understanding, in order to appreciate the rain forest when visiting. It describes how things work in the tropical rain forests of South and Central America.

It gives many useful examples of interactions among plants and animals to make the authors' points.