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Inventory of Forest Resources: A new book

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Wed Nov 25 01:32:03 EST 1998

Dear Friends:

A new title on Forest resources has just been published in
India. Details 
are appended below. If you wish to acquire a copy please
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of Forest Resources for Sustainable Management and Biodiversity Conservation
: With Lists of Multipurpose Tree Species Yielding both Timber and Non-Timber
Forest Products and Shrub and Herb Species of NTFP Importance/M.P. Shiva.
1998, 704 p., tables, $72 (inclusive of airmail postage, packing and book

Contents: Preface. Acronyms. I. A global scenario of non-timber
forest products: 1. What is MFP/NWFP/NTFP? 2. Definition of MFP/NWFP/NTFP. 3.
Regimes of MFP/NTFP. 4. NTFPs in the global scenario. II. Need for a change
in management outlook towards MFP/NTFP. III. Economic importance of NTFPs: 1.
Status and development of NTFPs with particular reference to tribals. 2.
Potential of NTFPs and their actual production. 3. Revenue. 4. Trade. 5.
Assessment of potential NTFP species in India. 6. Assessment of demand and
consumption of major NTFPs in the market economy. 7. Strategy in marketing
channels amongst people involved. 8. Socio-economic analysis of NTFPs. IV.
Measures and operations to optimize forest resources utilization for
improving the production of NTFPs: 1. Impediments and constraints in
development of NTFPs. 2. Solutions to overcome impediments. 3. Proposals to
optimize productivity of NTFPs. V. Importance and application of NTFP species
in forest management: 1. Edible plant products. 2. Medicinal plants and
spices. 3. Aromatic plants for essential oils. 4. Fatty oils. 5. Exudate gums
and resins. 6. Tans and dyes. 7. Fibres and flosses. 8. Bamboos and canes. 9.
Miscellaneous NTFPs. VI. Recommendations on methodologies for
collection/harvesting and value addition for employment and income
generation. VII. Suggestions for development of NTFPs: 1. Improvement in
collection/harvesting and marketing. 2. Need for modification in
silvicultural practices for commercial and subsistence uses. 3. Thrust areas
to promote NTFP development. VIII. Guidelines to the user groups: 1. Species
identified and listed according to their occurrence in different forest
types, agro-ecological regions, eco-floristic zones and states. 2. Procedure
for selection of species for afforestation by user groups. Bibliography. List
of codes used in appendices. Appendix: I. Lists of multipurpose tree species
yielding both timber and NTFPs and shrub and herb species of NTFP importance:
1. List of tree species yielding both NTFPs and timber. 2. List of shrub
species. 3. List of shrub climbers. 4. List of shrubs growing to small trees.
5. List of palms. 6. List of bamboo species. 7. List of cane species. 8. List
of herb species. 9. List of climbing herbs. 10. List of grass species. 11.
List of fungal species. 12. List of ferns. 13. List of lichens. II. List of
multipurpose tree, shrub and herb species yielding both NTFPs & timber
according to forest types : Forest types of India: 1. List of tropical wet
evergreen forests. 2. List of tropical semi-evergreen forests. 3. List of
tropical moist deciduous forests. 4. List of littoral and swamp forests. 5.
List of tropical dry deciduous forests. 6. List of tropical thorn forests. 7.
List of tropical dry evergreen forests. 8. List of subtropical broadleaved
hill forests. 9. List of subtropical pine forests. 10. List of subtropical
dry evergreen forests. 11. List of Montane wet temperate forests. 12. List of
Himalayan moist temperate forests. 13. List of Himalayan dry temperate
forests. 14. List of sub-alpine forests. 15. List of moist alpine scrub. 16.
List of dry alpine scrub. III. Newly designed improved gum tapping tools. 4.
MFP database : a basic tool for rich biodiversity and healthy environment for

"This book on Inventory of Forest Resources for Sustainable
Management and Biodiversity Conservation is likely to prove as a basic tool
to the forest managers, policy-makers and other NTFP-based entrepreneurs to
accept the challenge of NTFP-oriented need-based sustainable forest
management as most of the answers to all possible queries regarding places of
availability, utilization and domestication of need-based NTFP species would
be obtainable from the book for making an appropriate choice of forest
species for afforestation/domestication

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