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Valuing local knowledge : indigenous people and intellectual property rights

"While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people." "This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socioeconomic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a year-long study by the policy program at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes provides a broad overview of theory and practice and will help foster both interdisciplinary research and more effective approaches to tropical conservation and development."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1996
Island Press, Washington, D.C., ©1996