The Cutting Edge: Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forests (Biology and Resource Management Series)

The Cutting Edge: Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forests (Biology and Resource Management Series)

By: Alejandro Grajal (editor), Robert A. Fimbel (editor), John G. Robinson (editor)Paperback

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Recent decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scale and intensity of industrial forestry. Directly and indirectly, it has degraded the wildlife and ecological integrity of these tropical forests, prompting a need to evaluate the impact of current forest management practices and reconsider how best to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. Synthesizing the body of knowledge of leading scientists and professionals in tropical forest ecology and management, this book's thirty chapters examine in detail the interplay between timber harvesting and wildlife, from hunted and protected habitats to invertebrates and large mammal species. Collectively, the contributors suggest that better management is pivotal to the maintenance of the tropics' valuable biodiversity, arguing that we must realize that tropical forests harbor the majority (perhaps 70 to 80 percent) of the world's animal species. Further, they suggest modifications to existing practices that can ensure a better future for our valuable resources.

About Author

Robert A. Fimbel is chief scientist for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. John G. Robinson is senior vice president for international programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Alejandro Grajal is director of the Latin American and Caribbean program at the Audubon Society.


Logging and Wildlife in the Tropics: Impacts and Options for Conservation, by Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal, and John G. Robinson, with input from all co Rain Forest Logging and Wildlife Use in Bolivia: Management and Conservation in Transition, by Damian I. Rumiz and Fernando Aguilar The Economics of Sustainable Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Forests, by Neil Byron Can Forestry Carbon-Offset Projects Play a Significant Role in Conserving Forest Wildlife and Their Habitats?, by Elizabeth Losos Tropical Forest Management Certification and Wildlife Conservation, by Richard Z. Donovan Community-Based Timber Production: A Viable Strategy for Promoting Wildlife Conservation?, by Nick Salafsky, Max Henderson, and Mark Leighton Logging and Wildlife Research in Australasia: Implications for Tropical Forest Management, by William F. Laurance Protecting Habitat Elements and Natural Areas in the Managed Forest Matrix, by Bruce G. Marcot, R. E. Gullison, and James R. Barborak An Evolutionary Perspective on Natural Disturbance and Logging: Implications for Forest Management and Habitat Restoration, by Colin A. Chapman and Robert A. Fimbel Reducing the Impacts of Tropical Forestry on Wildlife, by Douglas J. Mason and Francis E. Putz Where Should Natural Forest Management Be Promoted to Conserve Wildlife?, by Peter C. Frumhoff and Elizabeth C. Losos Programs to Assess the Impacts of Timber Harvesting on Tropical Forest Wildlife and Their Habitat, by Robert A. Fimbel, Elizabeth L. Bennett, and Claire Kremen Natural Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: Field Study Design and Integration at the Operational Level, by Andrew Grieser Johns Defaunation Not Deforestation: Commercial Logging and Market Hunting in Northern Congo, by David S. Wilkie, J. G. Sidle, G. C. Boundzanga, P. Auzel, and S. Blake The Interrelationships of Commercial Logging Hunting and Wildlife in Sarawak: Recommendations for Forest Management, by Elizabeth L. Bennett and Melvin T. Gumal Logging and Hunting in Community Forests and Corporate Concessions: Two Contrasting Case Studies in Bolivia, by Damian I. Rumiz, Daniel Guinart S., Luciano Solar R., and Jose C. Herrera F. The Effects of Logging on Tropical River Ecosystems, by Catherine M. Pringle and Jonathan P. Benstead Soil Fauna in Managed Forests: Lessons from the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, by Gerardo R. Camilo and Xiaoming Zou The Impacts of Selective Logging on Tropical Forest Invertebrates, by Jaboury Ghazoul and Jane Hill The Effects of Logging on Reptiles and Amphibians of Tropical Forests, by Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell Bird Communities in Logged and Unlogged African Forests: Lessons from Uganda and Beyond, by Andrew Plumptre, Christine Dranzoa, and Isaiah Owiunji The Effects of Logging on Birds in Tropical Forests of Indo-Australia, by Mohamed Zakaria Bin Hussin and Charles M. Francis Tropical Forestry and the Conservation of Neotropical Birds, by Douglas J. Mason and Jean-Marc Thiollay The Consequences of Timber Exploitation for Bat Communities in Tropical America, by Pascual J. Soriano and Jose Ochoa G. The Effects of Logging on Nonvolant Small Mammal Communities in Neotropical Rain Forests, by Jose Ochoa G. and Pascual J. Soriano The Effects of Logging on Tropical Forest Ungulates, by Glyn Davies, Matt Heydon, Nigel Leader-Williams, John MacKinnon, and Helen Newin Changes in Primate Communities Following Logging Disturbance, by Andrew J. Plumptre and Andrew Grieser Johns Logging ,Seed Dispersal by Vertebrates, and Natural Regeneration of Tropical Timber Trees, by Patrick A. Jansen and Pieter A. Zuidema Tropical Forest Management and Wildlife: Silvicultural Effects on Forest Structure, Fruit Production, and Locomotion of Arboreal Mammals, by Francis E. Putz, Laura K. Sirot, and Michelle A. Pinard Logging-Wildlife Issues in the Tropics: An Overview, by Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal, and John G. Robinson I. An Introduction to Forestry Wildlife Interactions in Tropical Forests II. Wildlife and Chainsaws: Direct Impact of Logging on Wildlife III. Hunting: A Major Indirect Impact of Logging on Game Species IV. Research to Integrate Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation V. Forest Management Programs to Conserve Wildlife in Production Forest Landscapes VI. Incentives for Integrating Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation VII. Synopsis

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  • ISBN13: 9780231114554
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 700
  • ID: 9780231114554
  • ISBN10: 0231114559

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