Anthropogeography and rainforest ecology in Bocas del Toro province, Panamá

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Reproduced by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, 1969 - Social Science - 198 pages
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The economy of Bocas del Toro province, in northwest Panama, is predominantly bio-technic. Different people have made different uses of the plants and animals of the area over time. Emphasis is placed on the system of Indian silviculture whereby native populations in the past, and to a lesser extent today, have exploited the large selection of cultivated plants, supplemented by useful plants from the forest and regrowth sites. The ecological conditions under which this more effective use of the tropical forest lands occurred and could, perhaps, recur is discussed. (Author).

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