The Cutting Edge: Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forests

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Robert A. Fimbel, John Robinson, Alejandro Grajal
Columbia University Press, Dec 6, 2001 - Nature - 700 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

LOGGINGWILDLIFE ISSUES IN THE TROPICS An Overview Robert A Fimbel Alejandro Grajal and John G Robinson
7
TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE Silvicultural Effects on Forest Structure Fruit Production and Locomotion of Arboreal Ani...
11
LOGGING SEED DISPERSAL BY VERTEBRATES AND NATURAL REGENERATION OF TROPICAL TIMBER TREES Patrick A Jansen and Pie...
35
WILDLIFE AND CHAINSAWS DIRECT IMPACTS OF LOGGING ON WILDLIFE
61
CHANGES IN PRIMATE COMMUNITIES FOLLOWING LOGGING DISTURBANCE Andrew J Plumptre and Andrew Grieser Johns
71
THE EFFECTS OF LOGGING ON TROPICAL FOREST UNGULATES Glyn Davies Matt Heydon Nigel LeaderWilliams John MacKinnon and Hele...
93
THE EFFECTS OF LOGGING ON NONVOLANT SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN NEOTROPICAL RAIN FORESTS Josť Ochoa G and Pa...
125
THE CONSEQUENCES OF TIMBER EXPLOITATION FOR BAT COMMUNITIES IN TROPICAL AMERICA Pascual J Soriano and Josť Ochoa G
153
NATURAL FOREST MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION Field Study Design and Integration at the Operational Level Andre...
405
PROGRAMS TO ASSESS THE IMPACTS OF TIMBER HARVESTING ON TROPICAL FOREST WILDLIFE AND THEIR HABITAT Robert A Fim...
423
FOREST MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TO CONSERVE WILDLIFE INPRODUCTION FOREST LANDSCAPES
447
WHERE SHOULD NATURAL FOREST MANAGEMENT BE PROMOTED TO CONSERVE WILDLIFE? Peter C Frumhoff and Elizabeth C Losos
453
REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF TROPICAL FORESTRY ON WILDLIFE Douglas J Mason and Francis E Putz
473
AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE ON NATURAL DISTURBANCE AND LOGGING Implications for Forest Management and Habitat Restorati...
511
PROTECTING HABITAT ELEMENTS AND NATURAL AREAS IN THE MANAGED FOREST MATRIX Bruce G Marcot R E Gullison and James ...
523
LOGGING AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH IN AUSTRALASIA Implications for Tropical Forest Management William F Laurance
559

TROPICAL FORESTRY AND THE CONSERVATION OF NEOTROPICAL BIRDS Douglas J Mason and JeanMarc Thiollay
167
THE EFFECTS OF LOGGING ON BIRDS IN TROPICAL FORESTS OF INDOAUSTRALIA Mohamed Zakaria Bin Hussin and Charles M Francis
193
BIRD COMMUNITIES IN LOGGED AND UNLOGGED AFRICAN FORESTS Lessons from Uganda and Beyond Andrew Plumptre Christine Dranz...
213
THE EFFECTS OF LOGGING ON REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF TROPICAL FORESTS Laurie J Vitt and Janalee P Caldwell
239
THE IMPACTS OF SELECTIVE LOGGING ON TROPICAL FOREST INVERTEBRATES Jaboury Ghazoul and Jane Hill
261
SOIL FAUNA IN MANAGED FORESTS Lessons from the Luquillo Experimental Forest Puerto Rico Gerardo R Camilo and Xiaoming Zou
289
THE EFFECTS OF LOGGING ON TROPICAL RIVER ECOSYSTEMS Catherine M Pringle and Jonathan P Benstead
305
HUNTING A MAJOR INDIRECT IMPACT OF LOGGING ON GAME SPECIES
327
LOGGING AND HUNTING IN COMMUNITY FORESTS AND CORPORATE CONCESSIONS Two Contrasting Case Studies in Bolivia DamiŠn I R...
333
THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF COMMERCIAL LOGGING HUNTING AND WILDLIFE IN SARAWAK Recommendations for Forest Managem...
359
DEFAUNATION NOT DEFORESTATION Commercial Logging and Market Hunting in Northern Congo David S Wilkie J G Sidle G C Boundzanga...
375
RESEARCH TO INTEGRATE NATURAL FOREST MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
401
COMMUNITYBASED TIMBER PRODUCTION A Viable Strategy for Promoting Wildlife Conservation? Nick Salafsky Max Henderson and Mark L...
575
INCENTIVES FOR INTEGRATING NATURAL FOREST MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
595
TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION Richard Z Donovan
601
CAN FORESTRY CARBONOFFSET PROJECTS PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN CONSERVING FOREST WILDLIFE AND THEIR HABITATS?...
615
THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN TROPICAL FORESTS Neil Byron
635
RAIN FOREST LOGGING AND WILDLIFE USE IN BOLIVIA Management and Conservation in Transition DamiŠn I Rumiz and Fernando Aguilar
649
SYNOPSIS
665
LOGGING AND WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS Impacts and Options for Conservation Robert A Fimbel Alejandro Grajal John G Robinson with inp...
667
Literature Cited
697
Index
777
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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.



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