The Cutting Edge: Conserving Wildlife in Lodge Tropical Forest

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01

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Recent decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scale and intensity of industrial forestry. Directly and indirectly, it has degraded the wildlife and ecological integrity of these tropical forests, prompting a need to evaluate the impact of current forest management practices and reconsider how best to preserve the integrity of the biosphere.Synthesizing the body of knowledge of leading scientists and professionals in tropical forest ecology and management, this book's thirty chapters examine in detail the interplay between timber harvesting and wildlife, from hunted and protected habitats to invertebrates and large mammal species.Collectively, the contributors suggest that better management is pivotal to the maintenance of the tropics' valuable biodiversity, arguing that we must realize that tropical forests harbor the majority (perhaps 70 to 80 percent) of the world's animal species. Further, they suggest modifications to existing practices that can ensure a better future for our valuable resources.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Contributors xvii
Part I An Introduction to Forestry-Wildlife Interactions in Tropical Forests 1(60)
Logging-Wildlife Issues in the Tropics: An Overview
Robert A. Fimbel
Alejandro Grajal
John G. Robinson
Tropical Forest Management and Wildlife: Silvicultural Effects on Forest Structure, Fruit Production, and Locomotion of Arboreal Animals
Francis E. Putz
Laura K. Sirot
Michelle A. Pinard
Logging, Seed Dispersal by Vertebrates, and Natural Regeneration of Tropical Timber Trees
Patrick A. Jansen
Pieter A. Zuidema
Part II Wildlife and Chainsaws: Direct Impacts of Logging on Wildlife 61(266)
Changes in Primate Communities Following Logging Disturbance
Andrew J. Plumptre
Andrew Grieser Johns
The Effects of Logging on Tropical Forest Ungulates
Glyn Davies
Matt Heydon
Nigel Leader-Williams
John MacKinnon
Helen Newing
The Effects of Logging on Nonvolant Small Mammal Communities in Neotropical Rainforests
Jose Ochoa G.
Pascual J. Soriano
The Consequences of Timber Exploitation for Bat Communities in Tropical America
Pascual J. Soriano
Jose Ochoa G.
Tropical Forestry and the Conservation of Neotropical Birds
Douglas J. Mason
Jean-Marc Thiollay
The Effects of Logging on Birds in Tropical Forests of Indo-Australia
Mohamed Zakaria Bin Hussin
Charles M. Francis
Bird Communities in Logged and Unlogged African Forests: Lessons from Uganda and Beyond
Andrew Plumptre
Christine Dranzoa
Isaiah Owiunji
The Effects of Logging on Reptiles and Amphibians of Tropical Forests
Laurie J. Vitt
Janalee P. Caldwell
The Impacts of Selective Logging on Tropical Forest Invertebrates
Jaboury Ghazoul
Jane Hill
Soil Fauna in Managed Forests: Lessons from the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico
Gerardo R. Camilo
Xiaoming Zou
The Effects of Logging on Tropical River Ecosystems
Catherine M. Pringle
Jonathan P. Benstead
Part III Hunting: A Major Indirect Impact of Logging on Game Species 327(74)
Logging and Hunting in Community Forests and Corporate Concessions: Two Contrasting Case Studies in Bolivia
Damian I. Rumiz
Daniel Guinart S.
Luciano Solar R.
Jose C. Herrera F.
The Interrelationships of Commercial Logging, Hunting, and Wildlife in Sarawak: Recommendations for Forest Management
Elizabeth L. Bennett
Melvin T. Gumal
Defaunation, Not Deforestation: Commercial Logging and Market Hunting in Northern Congo
David S. Wilkie
J. G. Sidle
G. C. Boundzanga
P. Auzel
S. Blake
Part IV Research to Integrate Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation 401(46)
Natural Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation: Field Study Design and Integration at the Operational Level
Andrew Grieser Johns
Programs to Assess the Impacts of Timber Harvesting on Tropical Forest Wildlife and Their Habitat
Robert A. Fimbel
Elizabeth L. Bennett
Claire Kremen
Part V Forest Management Programs to Conserve Wildlife in Production Forest Landscapes 447(148)
Where Should Natural Forest Management Be Promoted to Conserve Wildlife?
Peter C. Frumhoff
Elizabeth C. Losos
Reducing the Impacts of Tropical Forestry on Wildlife
Douglas J. Mason
Francis E. Putz
An Evolutionary Perspective on Natural Disturbance and Logging: Implications for Forest Management and Habitat Restoration
Colin A. Chapman
Robert A. Fimbel
Protecting Habitat Elements and Natural Areas in the Managed Forest Matrix
Bruce G. Marcot
R. E. Gullison
James R. Barborak
Logging and Wildlife Research in Australasia: Implications for Tropical Forest Management
William F. Laurance
Community-Based Timber Production: A Viable Strategy for Promoting Wildlife Conservation?
Nick Salafsky
Max Henderson
Mark Leighton
Part VI Incentives for Integrating Natural Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation 595(70)
Tropical Forest Management Certification and Wildlife Conservation
Richard Z. Donovan
Can Forestry Carbon-Offset Projects Play a Significant Role in Conserving Forest Wildlife and Their Habitats?
Elizabeth Losos
The Economics of Sustainable Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Forests
Neil Byron
Rain Forest Logging and Wildlife Use in Bolivia: Management and Conservation in Transition
Damian I. Rumiz
Fernando Aguilar
Part VII Synopsis 665(32)
Logging and Wildlife in the Tropics: Impacts and Options for Conservation
Robert A. Fimbel
Alejandro Grajal
John G. Robinson
Literature Cited 697(80)
Index 777

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