1st Edition

Deforestation Social Dynamics in Watersheds and Mountain Ecosystems

Edited By Jack D. Ives, D.C. Pitt Copyright 1988
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1988 Deforestation examines deforestation as a major environmental and development problem. It examines the issues of forests being cut in tropical and mountain areas, and how acid rain, pollution and disease wreak havoc in temperate zones. Some of the worst effects of deforestation have been changes in the world’s climate system, erosion and flooding, desertification, wood short-ages and the disappearance of some floral and fauna species. This book challenges the belief that deforestation is due to entirely rapid population growth and agricultural expansion and emphasises the effects of commercial exploitation and poor planning and management. In concludes with a programme for reforestation using agro-forestry, appropriate cottage industries, improved international programmes, local land reforms and community participation.



    Introduction, D.C. Pitt

    1. Uncertainty on a Himalayan Scale, M. Thompson and M. Warburton

    2. Development in the Face of Uncertainty, J. Ives

    3. Soil and Water Impacts of Deforestation, L.S. Hamilton and A.J. Pearce

    4. Forestry and Watershed Management, L.S. Hamilton

    5. The Explanation of Land Degradation in Nepal, P. Blaikie

    6. Alternative Social Forestry Development Strategies, M. Cernea

    7. Poverty, Women and Young People, D.C. Pitt

    8. The Chipko Movement, V. Shiva and J. Bandyopadhyay

    Conclusion, M.E.D. Poore


    J Ives and D C Pitt