Problems of forest conservation: A feasible mechanism for biodiversity conservation

TitleProblems of forest conservation: A feasible mechanism for biodiversity conservation
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1992
Authorsdel Amo R, S
EditorSteen, HK, Tucker, RP
Book TitleChanging tropical forests: Historical perspectives on today's challenges in Central & South America: Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Forest History Society and IUFRO Forestry History Group, San José, Costa Rica
Date PublishedDecember 1991
PublisherForest History Society
CityDurham, NC
Call NumberSD153.C43 1992
Keywordscongresses; deforestation; forest ecology; forestry; history; Latin America; rainforests

In traditional systems, genetic biodiversity is maintained both through cultural intervention and through natural selection. On the other hand, traditional cultivars have a twofold value that make them worth preserving: as germplasm repositories that can eventually be inserted into modern crops, and as a complex genetic bank adapted to specific environment conditions. To people living in developing countries, these cultivars have an additional value -- to allow production for self-subsistence where modern crops are either not available or not adequate.

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ISBN indicates publisher is Duke University Press

Short TitleProblems of forest conservation

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