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Section 2 The role of biometrics in NWFP resource assessment

There are different types of assessment or study that can inform development and management of NWFP resources. Approaches can focus on either:

Figure 1: Flow chart of a basic strategy for managing NWFPs on a sustained-yield basis

Although it is necessary to know the objectives of a specific study before judging whether biometrically rigourous methods are required, it seems certain that critical areas are how to sample, measure, monitor and analyse quantitative studies of NWFP resources. There is a particularly strong need for reliable methods for measuring the distribution and quantity of a resource at a range of scales, from local to international.


When is biometrics relevant?

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