Rainforest Relations

Rainforest Relations

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With environmental change and conservation in West Africa's tropical rainforests becoming topics of increasing political and academic interest, this book brings a fresh set of perspectives to the debate - those of the forest dwellers themselves. Based on her detailed field research in the Mende communities around Gola North Forest reserve, and surveying the recent debates and literature concerning forest conservations and current analytical approaches to gender and the environment, Melissa Leach examines the importance of rainforest resources to the local economy and social relations and shows that neither an understanding of forest use and change, nor adequate conservation policies can be achieved without a concern for gender.Gender and Resource Use Among the Mende of Gola, Sierra Leone Melissa Leach ... and demographic causes, and some solutionsa#39;, in a#39;Conservation of West and Central African Rainforestsa#39;, World Bank Environment Paper No. ... a#39;RSPB has a new project in Africa: Sierra Leone, the Gola Rain Foresta#39;, Birds Magazine, anbsp;...

Title:Rainforest Relations
Author:Melissa Leach
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 1994


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