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Forestry Crisis and Forestry Myths
Vandana Shiva
The World Rainforest Movement
ISBN: 967-99908-2-6 56 pages 14x21.5cm
Third World: US$2.00; Others: US$3.00

This book is a critical evaluation of the US$8 billion plan to save the world's tropical forests. The plan called the Tropical Forests Action Plan is funded by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the US Agency for International Development.

Although the Plan calls for the protection of what remains of the tropical rainforests worldwide, in reality, this scheme will cause serious negative impact on the forest ecology and the people who depend on it.

The plan's major emphasis on industrial forestry will only benefit the rich First World countries whilst leading to the further impoverishment of Third world communities and tribal peoples, and the wholesale destruction of the natural tropical forests. The critique contributed to an international campaign by NGOs which called for a moratorium on the funding of the Plan and led to a long process of critical review.

CONTENTS

Foreword
Preface
Summary

Chapter 1
The Crisis in Tropical Forestry

Chapter 2
Who Destroyed Tropical Forests - Profits or People?

Chapter 3
Who will Conserve Tropical Forests - The People or The world Bank?

Chapter 4
Can Commercialisation Guarantee Basic Needs Satisfaction?

Chapter 5
Can Commercial Tree Planting Ensure Ecological recovery?

The Forest Resource: Two Viewpoints
References

 


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