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The extraction of rattan-like lianas in the new world tropics: a possible prototype for sustainable forest management

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Whitehead B; Godoy R

1991

Agroforestry Systems

16

247-255

The tropical forests of the Americas contain great biological diversity yet they are being rapidly destroyed by population pressure injudicious logging and inappropriate government policies. In this article we explain how the extraction of rattan-like lianas could represent a sustainable system of forest management in which smallholder incomes are increased while relieving deforestation pressures.

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The Liana Ecology Project is supported by Marquette University and funded in part by the National Science Foundation.