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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Jamaica : test case for tropical deforestation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EYRE L. A. ;

Abstract

A survey of humid tropical forests in Jamaica, carried out by the A. in 1986, indicates a 3.3 % per annum rate of deforestation for 1980-86. But, despite significant commercial lumber production, large clear fellings are rare and most modification of the forest is due to expansion of small-scale farming and pastoral activity. As uncontrolled deforestation is adversely affecting watersheds and inducing serious flooding, some form of control and management is urgently required. - (DB)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Ambio

Editor :

Millesime : 1987, no6 [pp. 336-341]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.

Language

Anglais

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