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I was very pleased with the presentation of my article on the use and management of natural resources in Argentina's protected areas in Unasylva, 45(176), focusing on parks and protected areas. However, I would like to correct a small number of errors. On p. 8 of the English version, the first paragraph of the text incorrectly implies that the figure given (279 million ha) corresponds to the 80 percent of the country that is uncultivated. In fact, it is the area of the entire national territory. On p. 10 (in the text) and on p. 11 (in the photo caption), the annual total number of visitors to the waterfalls in the Iguazú National Park is given as 300 000; 500 000 is the correct figure. On p. 9 of the French and Spanish versions, the National Parks Administration is incorrectly indicated as responsible for management of both provincial and federal protected areas; in fact, it only has jurisdiction over federal areas. It would be a pity for the international readers of Unasylva to have incorrect information.
Head, Department of Planning and Projects
Conservation and Management Branch
National Parks Administration
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Unasylva agrees with Mr Burkart and apologizes for the errors.
Please send me Unasylva. I am a United States Peace Corps Volunteer serving under the Conservation of Natural Resources Programme in Guatemala.
La Tinta, Guatemala
Unfortunately, Unasylva cannot grant free subscriptions to individuals. However, we would be happy to provide a complimentary subscription to the Guatemala Office of the United States Peace Corps or to a local library in your area.
I gratefully acknowledge receipt of Unasylva, 42(164) which we had requested. The article "Participatory approaches in watershed management planning" was extremely useful to us in our programme. I once again thank you for your quick response.
D. Uma Rani
Research Associate "Manage"
The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad
I have just received Unasylva, 44(175). As usual, the articles are timely and relevant, informative and of great interest and usefulness to professionals and planners in developing countries where the formulation of appropriate policies on which to base sustainable forest management regimes is a continuing exercise.
Two weeks ago, I was in the office of the Dean of the College of Forestry, University of the Philippines in Los Baños, and one thing that struck my attention was that the latest issue of Unasylva was on his coffee table. I was told that most visitors leaf through these magazines while waiting to meet with him. This is one instance of the "multiplier effect" in action.
Laguna, the Philippines
Thanks so much for sending the copies of the "NGOs and forestry" issue of Unasylva [43(171)]. It was through your publication that I first became acquainted with the writings of B. Cabarle and, since then, we have become colleagues here in the United States. We are both interested in the efforts to certify wood that has been harvested in an ecologically sustainable manner. Someday, that topic might be worthy of consideration in Unasylva.
Program Officer The Ford Foundation
New York, USA
The topic of timber certification will be considered in an issue of Unasylva scheduled for publication in late 1995 and focusing on trade and marketing of forest products.