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Traditional Timber Harvesting in the Central Amazonian Floodplains

  • Jochen SchöngartEmail author
  • Helder Lima de Queiroz
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Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 210)

Abstract

The science inspired awareness of the need to preserve and conserve tropical forests within the framework of protection of local and regional habitat and climate, plant and animal species and biodiversity, genetic resources and local livelihood gradually evolved over the past centuries until the issue has become one of the most important ecological and social challenges of our times. For centuries, the Amazonian floodplains have been used and settled by a human population of high density that carried out agriculture, pasture, fishing and hunting, as well as the extraction of timber, wood and non-wood forest products (NWFPs). Consequently, floodplain forests are one of the most stressed and threatened forest ecosystems in the Amazon.

Keywords

Forest Management Timber Harvesting Floodplain Forest Timber Species Terra Firme 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

We thank Eberhard F. Bruenig and Plinio Sist for their careful review and valuable comments on this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biogeochemistry DepartmentMax Planck Institute for ChemistryMainzGermany
  2. 2.Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development (IDSM)TeféBrazil

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