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Title Degraded forests in Eastern Africa : management and restoration / edited by Frans Bongers and Timm Tennigkeit
Published London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Earthscan forest library
Earthscan forest library.
Contents Preface; Contributors; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa: Introduction; Chapter 2 Forest Resources and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management and Conservation in Ethiopia; Chapter 3 Forests and Forestry in Uganda; Chapter 4 Forests and Forestry in Tanzania; Chapter 5 Composition, Structure and Regeneration of Miombo Forest at Kitulangalo, Tanzania; Chapter 6 Church Forests -- Relics of Dry Afromontane Forests of Northern Ethiopia: Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation and Restoration
Summary Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to minimize further degradation and restore tropical forests in a sustainable way. This is the first research-based book to examine this problem in East Africa. The specific focus is on the forests of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, but the lessons learned are shown to be applicable to neighbouring countries an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Forest conservation -- Africa, Eastern
Forest degradation -- Africa, Eastern
Sustainable forestry -- Africa, Eastern
Forest conservation.
Forest degradation.
Sustainable forestry.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Forestry.
Eastern Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Bongers, Frans.
Tennigkeit, Timm.
LC no. 2010005564
ISBN 1844077675