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Using Forests to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change : What Do We Know About How Forests Can Contribute to Adaptation?
World Bank [2012-11]
The global dialogue surrounding the United Nations framework convention for climate change has focused on two strategies for addressing challenges associated with climate change: (1) mitigation (reducing the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere); and (2) adaptation (reducing the vulnerability of societies and ecosystems to the impacts of climate change). Forests feat ...
SUBJECT: pollutants; environmental policies; beneficial values; wetland ecosystems; logging
Expanding Financing for Biodiversity Conservation : Experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean
World Bank [2013-01]
The Latin America and Caribbean Region has been at the forefront of global biodiversity conservation, dedicating 20 percent of its land to protected areas compared to 13 percent in the rest of the developing world. This progress has stretched available budgets for conservation with estimates indicating that a twofold increase would be necessary to achieve optimal management of existing ...
SUBJECT: conservation organizations; species of fish; degraded lands; conservation targets; buffer zone
Bennett, Elizabeth L. et al. [2000-09]
The study addresses the importance of wildlife to people, and as a resource of nutritional, economic, and socio-cultural values, and examines the complexities of hunting in tropical forests. It also expresses that today, such hunting is rarely sustainable, because of declining forest areas, which decreases wildlife populations; because of changes among human populations in the tropical ...
SUBJECT: protected areas; pigs; biodiversity; predation; nutritional value
Survival, growth and gall formation by Phytolyma lata on Milicia excelsa established in mixed-species tropical plantations in Ghana.
Nichols, D. J. et al. 
Milicia excelsa (Moraceae) is an important timber tree in much of Africa and when grown in monocultural plantations has been subject to nearly complete destruction by gall-forming psyllids, Phytolyma lata, when used in monocultural plantations. The impact on susceptibility to Phytolyma spp. of planting Milicia excelsa in various densities and species mixtures was tested in Ghana. Replicated pl ...
SUBJECT: pest control; forest trees; forests; organisme nuisible a la foret; praga floresta
POSTED TO: Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 1(2): 137-141.
Mushongahande, M. et al. [1997-05-12]
This paper highlights the dilemma that exists between the use of pesticides in forestry and environmental pollution. The importance of exotic tree species is expected to increase due to high population increase which results in s greater demand for both fuelwood and other tree based products. Zimbabwe's needs for wood products are not in any way different from those of other developing countri ...
SUBJECT: forest trees; developpement forestier; praga floresta; produit forestier; ecologia floresta
Shumba. E. M. et al. [nd-]
Contents Chapter 1 -State of the forestry sector 1.1 An overview of the forestry sector 1 1.2 Forest ecosystems 5 1.3 Forest resource categories 7 1.4 Regulatory framework : 9 Chapter 2 -Changes in forest cover and their causes 2.1 Rate of deforestation 11 2.2 Causes of deforestation 12 Chapter 3 -Regreening of degraded landscapes 3.1 Rural afforestation 16 3.1.1 National Tree Planting Day 21 ...
SUBJECT: casc; donnee statistique; developpement forestier; capacitacion; praga floresta
Atuahene, S. K. N. 
The author describes the tremendous harm caused by insects in the forests. He breaks the different insects into five groups namely:- Pests of fruits and seeds, nursery pests, Plantation pests of mature trees and pests of lumber and forest products. He recommends that insects should receive a prominent place in our plans for the protection of forests and forest products to avoid undue losses in ...
SUBJECT: organisme nuisible a la foret; praga floresta; entomology; pest management; insect pests
POSTED TO: FPRI Technical Newsletter 4 (4) 4-8
[Problems of forest management and forestry (80-year anniversary of Zhornovo Experimental Forestry Base): collection of papers. V. 62]
Baginskij, V.F. et al. 
Collection contains findings of the recent studies on reforestation, selective felling, forest biology, forest management, forest taxation, forestry economics. Special attention is given to protection and reproduction of forest trees, berries and mushrooms, forest soil mesofauna, hunting and forest ecology
SUBJECT: forest trees; reconstitution forestière; corta selectiva; belarus; création de forêt
Jeanette, C. et al. [1994-01-01]
Chapter 1 Recognising existing forestry practices; tree and woodland management Chapter 2 Building on existing forestry practices; tree cultivation; the reflection and action cylce
SUBJECT: poles; casc; praga floresta; soil fertility; produit forestier
Forestry Commission et al. [1960-10-01]
John Meikle Forest Research Station, the first of three centres for forestry research controlled by the Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) Forestry Commission, is situated 36 miles north-east of Mutare (Umtali) in latitude 18° 41' South and longitude 32° 51' East (see map 1, on inside front cover) . The area occupied by the Station is some 4 000 acres in extent situated on portions of Mutare (Umtali) Farm ...
SUBJECT: donnee statistique; capacitacion; praga floresta; ornamental plants; pulp and paper industry