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Unsustainable Yield: American Foresters and Tropical Timber Resources

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the timber industry and the various timber resources. It starts with the exploitation of tropical timber during the twentieth century, which was mainly due to the expansion of ... More


The Rise and Evolution of Forest Certification

Graeme Auld

in Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300190533
eISBN:
9780300210330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190533.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter traces the origins of certification programs for responsible forest management practices, with particular reference to the impact of intergovernmental processes on forests and the role ... More


* A Forest for My Kingdom? “Forest Rent” and the Politics of History in Asante (Ghana)

Sara Berry

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents a case study in Asante exploring the tension over land and the place of “traditional authority” in contemporary social life and land use, as well as the shifting power dynamic ... More


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