Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Changing Landscapes

The Development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management, 1st Edition

By Duncan Poore

Routledge

312 pages

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Description

This is the history of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); its aims, policies and achievements, through drawing on contemporary records and the author's own wide experience. The book uses examination of past successes and failures to formulate a 21st-century agenda for the most practical ways of improving the management of forests and deciding forest policies.

Reviews

'It takes a knowledgeable leader in the field of international forestry to write such a thorough review of the geopolitical policies that affect the world's forests'.' Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and library volunteerm Chicago Botanic Garden, Current Books on Gardening and Botany, April 2004. 'Poore has done an admirable job.' Development and Change

Table of Contents

The Rise and Fall of Forests * Sustainable Forest Management: A Response to Destruction * Genesis of a Treaty: The ITTA Takes Shape * ITTO's Early Days: Optimism and Experiment * First Assessment: Living a Fool's Paradise * From Abidjan to Bali: A Radical New Agenda * The case of Sarawak * Ferment 1990-1992 * Tropical Forests, or all Forests? Renegotiating the ITTA * Has the Tropical Timber Trade any Leverage? Policies 1991-1995 * The Many Roads from UNCED * ITTO's Road to 1995: ENGOs Diverge * 1995-2000: Getting on with the Job * Year 2000 Report: The Curate's Egg? * Reaction: False Start, New Energy * Policies Into Action: Some Case Studies * ITTO: Agent of Change * Changing Landscapes, Future Prospects * Appendices * Notes * References * Index

About the Author

Duncan Poore is Vice-President of the Commonwealth Forestry Association

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry