Publisher description for Land use, nature conservation and the stability of rainforest margins in Southeast Asia / Gerhard Gerold, Michael Fremerey, Edi Guhardja (eds.)

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The stability of rainforest margins has been identified as a critical factor in the preservation of tropical forests, e.g., in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most extensive rainforest regions. This book contains a selection of contributions presented at an international symposium on "Land Use, Nature Conservation and the Stability of Rainforest Margins in Southeast Asia," in Bogor, Indonesia, October 2002. It highlights the critical issue of rainforest preservation from an interdisciplinary perspective, comprising input from scientists in socio-economic, biological, geographical, agrarian and forestry disciplines. The contributions are based on recent empirical research, with a special focus on Indonesia - a country with one of the highest and, at the same time, most endangered stocks of rainforest resources on earth.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Forests and forestry -- Environmental aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Forests and forestry -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Rain forest ecology -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Rain forest conservation -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.