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New publications in the FAO Non-wood forest products series
New Working Papers from the FAO NWFP Programme
Meeting report: Expert Consultation on Developing an Action Programme towards Improved Bamboo and Rattan trade Statistics
Strategie nationale de relance de la production et de la commercialisation de la gomme arabique au Niger
Other recent publications
State of the world's forests 2003

Abel, T. 2003. Understanding complex human ecosystems: the case of ecotourism on Bonaire. Conserv. Ecol. [Online], 7(3): 10.

Abuzinada, A.H. 2003. The role of protected areas in conserving biological diversity in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J. Arid Environ., 54(1): 39–45.

Adams, W.M. 2003. Future nature. A vision for conservation. London, Earthscan. ISBN 1853839981.

Aguilar-Støen, M. & Dhillion, S.S. 2003. Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Mesoamerica: environmental and developmental perspectives. Environ. Conserv., 30(2): 131–138.

Aguirre, A.A., Ostfeld, R.S., Tabor, G.M., House, C. & Pearl, M.C., eds. 2002. Conservation medicine: ecological health in practice. New York, NY, Oxford University Press. 432 pp.

Al-Eisawi, D. 2003. Effect of biodiversity conservation on arid ecosystem with a special emphasis on Bahrain. J. Arid Environ., 54(1): 81–90.

Alongi, D.M. 2002. Present state and future of the world's mangrove forests. Environ. Conserv., 29(3): 331–349.

Al-Sayed, M. & Al-Langawi, A. 2003. Biological resources conservation through ecotourism development. J. Arid Environ., 54(1): 225–236.

Altan, Y. 2001. Some interesting endemic plants collected from the east and northeast of Turkey and their threatened categories. Pakistan J. Bot., 33(2): 157–166.

Andelman, S.J. & Willig, M.R. 2003. Present patterns and future prospects for biodiversity in the Western Hemisphere. Ecol. Lett., 6(9): 818–824.

Angelsen, A. & Wunder, S. 2003. Exploring the forest poverty link: key concepts, issues and research implications. CIFOR Occasional Paper, No. 40. viii + 58 pp. Jakarta, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research.

Araújo, M.B. 2003. The coincidence of people and biodiversity in Europe. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 12(1): 5–12.

Aubertin, C. 2002. Les produits forestiers non-ligneux, outil de la rhétorique du développement durable. Natures Sciences Sociétés (France). (avril–juin 2002), 10(2): 39–46. P4494.

Badola, R. & Hussain, S.A. 2003. Conflict in paradise – women and protected areas in the Indian Himalayas. Mtn. Res. Dev., 23(3): 234–237.

Balick, M.J., Arvigo, R., Shropshire, G., Walker, J., Campbell, D., Romero, L., Iwu, M.M., ed. & Wootton, J.C. 2002. The Belize Ethnobotany Project: safeguarding medicinal plants and traditional knowledge in Belize. Ethnomedicine and drug discovery, pp. 267–281. Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA, New York Botanical Garden Institute of Economic Botany.

Barrera, C.P. & Peredo, S.F. 2002. Importancia de la socialización del conocimiento local para la conservación de la diversidad bio-cultural: el caso de Armerillo (Chile). Dapena de la Fuente, E. y Porcuna Coto, J.L. (Eds.). Servicio Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Villaviciosa (España). La agricultura y ganadería ecológica en un marco de diversificación y desarrollo solidario. Gijón, 16 al 21 de septiembre de 2002. Actas del 5° Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica – 1er. Congreso Iberoamericano de Agroecología, Villaviciosa (España). SERIDA, 2002, 2 Vol. Vol. 1, págs. 251–257.

Becker, C.D. & Ghimire, K. 2003. Synergy between traditional ecological knowledge and conservation science supports forest preservation in Ecuador. Conserv. Ecol. [Online], 8(1): 1. ( )

Beckley, T. et al. 2002. Indicators of forest-dependent community sustainability: the evolution of research. Forest. Chron., 78(5): 626–636.

Bengwayan, M. 2003. Intellectual and cultural property rights of indigenous and tribal peoples in Asia. May 2003. 40 pp. London, Minority Rights Group International. (Download from: 31</A>)

Benítez-Malvido, J. & Martínez-Ramos, M. 2003. Impact of forest fragmentation on understory plant species richness in Amazonia. Conserv. Biol., 17(2): 389–400.

Bennett, E.L., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Bakarr, M., Eves, H.E., Robinson, J.G. & Wilkie, D.S. 2002. Hunting the world’s wildlife to extinction. Oryx, 36(4): 328–329.

Bertin, R.I. 2002. Losses of native plant species from Worcester, Massachusetts. Rhodora, 104(920): 325–349.

Bhatt, Kailash Chandra. 2003. Planning for forest resource and biodiversity management: principles, organisations and methodologies. New Delhi, Concept Publishing Co. ISBN 81-7022-879-4.

Bosch, C.H., Siemonsma, J.S., Lemmens, R.H.M.J. & Oyen, L.P.A., eds. 2002. Plant resources of tropical Africa/Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale. Basic list of species and commodity grouping/Liste de base des espèces et de leurs groupes d’usage. Wageningen, the Netherlands, PROTA Programme. 341 pp. ISBN 90-77114-01-7.

Bowkett, L.A. & Kirkpatrick, J.B. 2003. Ecology and conservation of remnant Melaleuca ericifolia stands in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania. Aust. J. Bot., 51(4): 405–413.

Bradbear, N., Fisher, E. & Jackson, H., eds. 2002. Strengthening livelihoods: exploring the role of beekeeping in development. Monmouth, UK, Bees for Development. ISBN 1-8988707-01-9.

Brendler, T. & Gurib-Fakim, A. 2003. Medicinal plants of Indian Ocean Islands: Comores, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles. Medpharm Scientific Publishers. Hardback 700 pp. ISBN 3-88763-094-7.

Brink, M. & Escobin, R.P., eds. 2003. Plant Resources of South-East Asia. No. 17. Fibre Plants. Leiden, the Netherlands, Backhuys Publishers. 456 pp. ISBN 90-5782-129-X. The hardback edition is distributed by: Backhuys Publishers, PO Box 321, 2300 AH Leiden, the Netherlands. A paperback edition will be available in March 2005 (e45). For developing countries, a cheaper paperback edition (ISBN 979-8316-46-0) will be available by mid-2003 from the PROSEA Network Office, PO Box 332, Bogor 16122, Indonesia. (For more information, please contact: Dr J.S. Siemonsma, Head, Publication Office, PROSEA, Wageningen Agricultural University, PO Box 341, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands; fax: +31 317 482206; e-mail: )

Bruenig, E.F. 2003. Maintaining forest biodiversity – comments. J. Environ. Manage., 67(1): 1–2.

Buchanan, P.K. & May, T.W. 2003. Conservation of New Zealand and Australian fungi. New Zeal. J. Bot., 41(3): 407–421.

Bunyard, B.A. 2003. A survey of fungal diversity in northeast Ohio. Ohio J. Sci., 103(2): 29–32.

Burke, A. 2003. The role of Namibian inselbergs in contributing to local and regional plant species richness. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(3): 469–486.

Burnett, C., Fall, A., Tomppo, E. & Kalliola, R. 2003. Monitoring current status of and trends in boreal forest land use in Russian Karelia. Conserv. Ecol. [Online], 7(2): 8. ( )

Bystriakova, N., Kapos, V., Lysenko, I. & Stapleton, C.M.A. 2003. Distribution and conservation status of forest bamboo biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(9): 1833–1841.

Camargi-Ricalde, S.L., Dhillion, S.S. & Jiménez-González, C. 2003. Mycorrhizal perennials of the “matorral xerófilo” and the “selva baja caducifolia” communities in the semiarid Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Mexico. Mycorrhiza, 13(2): 77–83.

Campbell, B.M. & Luckert, M.K., eds. 2002. Uncovering the hidden harvest valuation methods for woodland and forest resources. London, Earthscan. ISBN 1853838098.

Carey, A.B., Colgan, W. III, Trappe, J.M. & Molina, R. 2002. Effects of forest management on truffle abundance and squirrel diets. Northwest Science, 76(2): 148–157.

Carter, J., Steenhof, B., Haldimann, E. & Akenshaev, N. 2003. Collaborative forest management in Kyrgyzstan: moving from top-down to bottom-up decision making. Gatekeeper Series No. 108. London, IIED. (The report is available at: )

Chistyakova, A.A. & Leonova, N.A. 2003. The state of protected forest communities in the European forest-steppe zone of Russia and prospects for their reconstruction: a case study of specially protected areas of Penza Oblast. Russian J. Ecol., 34(5): 285–291.

CIFOR. 2003. Forests and people: research that makes a difference. Celebrating a decade of CIFOR research (1993–2003). Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research.

Conte, R., Nodari, R.O., Vencovsky, R. & dos Reis, M.S. 2003. Genetic diversity and recruitment of the tropical palm, Euterpe edulis Mart., in a natural population from the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Heredity, 91(4): 401–406.

CSIRO. 2003. Carbon accounting in forests. Canberra, Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. These proceedings are based on an international workshop held in Canberra in February 2003. (Download from: )

Dachang, Liu, ed. 2003. Rehabilitation of degraded forests to improve livelihoods of poor farmers in South China. Bogor, Indonesia, CIFOR.

Danell, E., Hall, I., ed., Yun Wang, ed. & Zambonelli, A. 2002. Current research on chanterelle cultivation in Sweden. In Edible mycorrhizal mushrooms and their cultivation. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3–6 July, 2001. (For more information, please contact the authors at: Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7026, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.)

Davenport, T.R.B. & Ndangalasi, H.J. 2003. An escalating trade in orchid tubers across Tanzania’s Southern Highlands: assessment, dynamics and conservation implications. Oryx, 37(1): 55–61.

De Winter, W.P. & Amoroso, V.B., eds. 2003. Plant resources of South-East Asia. No. 15(2). Cryptogams: ferns and fern allies. Leiden, the Netherlands, Backhuys Publishers. 268 pp. ISBN 90-5782-128-1. The hardback edition (_75) is distributed by: Backhuys Publishers, PO Box 321, 2300 AH Leiden, the Netherlands. A paperback edition (_40) will be available in May 2005 from the same address. For developing countries, a cheaper paperback edition (ISBN 979-8316-45-2) will be available by mid-2003 from the PROSEA Network Office, PO Box 332, Bogor 16122, Indonesia.

DeYoe, D.R., Noland, T., Buse, L.J., ed. & Perera, A.H. 2003. Addressing resource sustainability and market uncertainty through business diversification: a case for bio-products and non-timber forest products. In Meeting emerging ecological, economic and social challenges in the Great Lakes region: popular summaries. Great Lake Forest Alliance’s Second Annual Sustainable Forest Management Summit, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, June 2003. Forest Research Information Paper, No. 155, pp. 27–29. Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Ontario Forest Research Institute.

Diamond, D.D. et al. 2003. An ecoregion-based conservation assessment and conservation opportunity area inventory for the lower midwestern USA. Nat. Areas J., 23(2): 129–140.

Dick, C.W., Etchelecu, G. & Austerlitz, F. 2003. Pollen dispersal of tropical trees (Dinizia excelsa: Fabaceae) by native insects and African honeybees in pristine and fragmented Amazonian rainforest. Mol. Ecol., 12(3): 753–764.

Dixit, R.D. & Ramesh, K. 2003. Plants used by local people in human welfare. J. Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 27(1): 53–59.

Dold, A.P. & Cocks, M.L. 2002. The trade in medicinal plants in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci., 98(11-12): 589–597.

Dovie, D.B.K., Shackleton, C.M., Witkowski, E.T.F., Benjaminsen, T.A., ed., Cousins, B., ed. & Thompson, L. 2002. Accessing natural resources: implications for sustainable management and livelihoods. In Contested resources: challenges to the governance of natural resources in Southern Africa. Papers from the International Symposium, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 18–20 October 2000. pp. 336–348. Cape Town, South Africa, Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).

Fa, J.E., Currie, D. & Meeuwig, J. 2003. Bushmeat and food security in the Congo Basin: linkages between wildlife and people’s future. Environ. Conserv., 30(1): 71–78.

Fabbio, G., Merlo, M. & Tosi, V. 2003. Silvicultural management in maintaining biodiversity and resistance of forests in Europe – the Mediterranean region. J. Environ. Manage., 67(1): 67–76.

FAO. 2003. Biodiversity and the ecosystem approach in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Rome, FAO. ISBN 92-5-104917-3.

FAO. 2003. FAO Conservation Guides. Double CD-Rom. Rome, FAO. ISBN 92-5-004907-2.

Felton, A.M., Engström, L.M., Felton, A. & Knott, C.D. 2003. Orangutan population density, forest structure and fruit availability in hand-logged and unlogged peat swamp forests in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biol. Conserv., 114(1): 91–101.

Firn, R.D. 2003. Bioprospecting – why is it so unrewarding? Biodivers. Conserv., 12(2): 207–216.

Gallen, J. 2002. Kava and forests: the challenge of sustainable upland forest management in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.), Blenheim, New Zealand, July 2002. Canterbury, New Zealand, Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University.

Ganeshaiah, K.N., ed., Shaanker, R.U., ed. & Bawa, K.S. 2001. Global change and tropical forest ecosystems. Harnessing market forces for biodiversity conservation. In Tropical ecosystems: structure, diversity and human welfare. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare, Bangalore, India, 15–18 July 2001. Enfield, USA, Science Publishers, Inc.

Ganeshaiah, K.N., ed., Shaanker, R.U., ed. & Bawa, K.S. 2001. Global change and tropical forest ecosystems. Indigenous knowledge and its relevance to conservation and management of tropical forest ecosystems. In Tropical ecosystems: structure, diversity and human welfare. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare, Bangalore, India, 15–18 July 2001. Enfield; USA, Science Publishers, Inc.

García-Fernández, C., Casado, M.A. & Pérez, M.R. 2003. Benzoin gardens in North Sumatra, Indonesia: effects of management on tree diversity. Conserv. Biol., 17(3): 829–836.

Garland, L. 2003. Diffusion vertical soak for bamboo preservation. Bali, Indonesia, Environmental Bamboo Foundation.

Gaston, K.J. 2003. The how and why of biodiversity. Nature, 421(6926): 900–901.

Gautam, K.H. & Watanabe, T. 2002. Silviculture for non-timber forest product management: challenges and opportunities for sustainable forest management. Forest. Chron., 78(6): 830–832.

Gera, P. 2002. Women’s role and contribution to forest-based livelihoods. New Delhi, India, Human Development Resource Centre, UNDP. (For more information, please contact: Human Development Resource Centre, UNDP, 55 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003, India.)

Gordon, J.E., Barrance, A.J. & Schreckenberg, K. 2003. Are rare species useful species? Obstacles to the conservation of tree diversity in the dry forest zone agro-ecosystems of Mesoamerica. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 12(1): 13–19.

Gossling, S., Hansson, C.B., Horstmeier, O. & Saggel, S. 2002. Ecological footprint analysis as a tool to assess tourism sustainability. Ecol. Econ., 43(2-3): 199–211.

Götmark, F. & Thorell, M. 2003. Size of nature reserves: densities of large trees and dead wood indicate high value of small conservation forests in southern Sweden. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(6): 1271–1285.

Goulson, D. 2003. The conservation of bumble bees. Bee World, 84(3): 105–106.

Griffiths, A.D., Philips, A. & Godjuwa, C. 2003. Harvest of Bombax ceiba for the Aboriginal arts industry, central Arnhem Land, Australia. Biol. Conserv., 113(2): 295–305.

Grossberg, R., Treves, A. & Naughton-Treves, L. 2003. The incidental ecotourist: measuring visitor impacts on endangered howler monkeys at a Belizean archaeological site. Environ. Conserv., 30(1): 40–51.

Guangwei, Chen, ed. 2002. Biodiversity in the eastern Himalayas. Conservation through dialogue. Kathmandu, Nepal, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. ISBN 92-9115-555-1.

Gullison, R.E. 2003. Does forest certification conserve biodiversity? Oryx, 37(2): 153–165.

Hachfield, B. 2003. Ecology and utilisation of Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil’s Claw) in Southern Africa. Bonn, Germany, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. ISBN 3-7843-3842-9.

Hamilton, L. & Dama, A. 2003. Genre et gestion des conflits liés aux ressources naturelles à Nioro du Sahel, au Mali. London, IIED. ISBN 1-84369-471-9.

Hansen, D.M., Olesen, J.M. & Jones, C.G. 2002. Trees, birds and bees in Mauritius: exploitative competition between introduced honey bees and endemic nectarivorous birds? J. Biogeogr., 29(5-6): 721–734.

Hardy, Y. 2003. Canada's forest biodiversity: a decade of progress in sustainable management. Forest. Chron., 79(3): 385–386.

Headland, T.N. & Blood, D.E., eds. 2002. What place for hunter-gatherers in millennium three? Dallas, Texas, SIL International and International Museum of Cultures. ISBN 1-55671-132-8.

Henne, G., Liebig, K., Drews, A. & Plän, T. 2003. Access and benefit-sharing (ABS): an instrument for poverty alleviation. Proposals for an international ABS regime. Bonn, German Development Institute (GDI).

Hirt, Lindsey, K. & Balagizi. 2003. AIDS and natural medicine: a resource book for carers of AIDS patients. Germany, Anamed. 40 pp. (For more information, please contact: Keith Lindsey, Anamed [Action for Natural Medicine], Schafweide 77, 71364 Winnenden, Germany; e-mail:; )

Hobohm, C. 2003. Characterization and ranking of biodiversity hotspots: centres of species richness and endemism. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(2): 279–287.

Howard, P., ed. 2003. Women and plants: gender relations in biodiversity management and conservation. London, Zed Books. ISBN 1-84277-156-6.

Hyde, B., Belcher, B. & Xu, Jintao, eds. 2003. China’s forests, global lessons from market reforms. Copublished by Resources for the Future and CIFOR. ISBN 1-891853-67-8.

Hypolite, E., Green, G.C. & Burley, J. 2002. Ecotourism: its potential role in forest resource conservation in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. Int. For. Rev., 4(4): 298–303.

Indian Institute of Economic and Market Research. 2003. Medicinal plants in India: report and directory. (For more information, please contact: Indian Institute of Economic and Market Research, 16 Dakshineshwar, 10 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110001, India.)

International Institute for Sustainable Development. 2003. Traditional knowledge and patentability. IISD Trade and Development Brief, No. 7. Winnipeg, Canada, IISD. 4 pp. (Download from: 555</A>)

Jain, N. & Triraganon, R. 2003. Community-based tourism for conservation and development: manual. Thailand, RECOFTC. (For more information, please contact: Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia & the Pacific [RECOFTC], PO Box 1111, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10903, Thailand; e-mail: )

Janse, G. & Ottitsch, A. 2003. Factors influencing the role of non-wood forest products and services. ScienceDirect, Amsterdam, Elsevier BV.

Jenkins, M., Green, R.E. & Madden, J. 2003. The challenge of measuring global change in wild nature: are things getting better or worse? Conserv. Biol., 17(1): 20–23.

Jiang, Z.H. 2002. Introduction. International Conference on Forest Ecosystems: ecology, conservation and sustainable management. Plant Biosystems, 136(2): 127–131.

Jiang, Y., Kang, M.Y., Gao, Q.Z., He, L.H., Xiong, M., Jia, Z.B. & Jin, Z.P. 2003. Impact of land use on plant biodiversity and measures for biodiversity conservation in the Loess Plateau in China – a case study in a hilly-gully region of the Northern Loess Plateau. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(10): 2121–2133.

Johnson, T. n.d. Herbage Ethnobotany Database CD-ROM. Third Edition. Price US$70. The Herbage CD-ROM contains a database of more than 28 000 concise monographs of medicinal plant species characteristics – and an inventory of claimed attributes and historical uses by cultures throughout the world. (For more information, please contact: Tim Johnson, 309 Cedar Street #33, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA; e-mail: )

Kajembe, G.C., Luoga, E.J., Kijazi, M.S. & Mwaipopo, C.S. 2003. The role of traditional institutions in the conservation of forest resources in East Usambara, Tanzania. Int. J. Sust. Dev. World Ecol., 10(2): 101–107.

Kasali, A.A., Adio, A.M., Kundayo, O.E., Oyedeji, A.O., Adefenwa, A.O.E.M. & Adeniyi, B.A. 2002. Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Boswellia serrata Roxb. (Fam. Burseraceae) bark. J. Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 5(3): 173–175.

Kasera, P.K. & Shukla, J.K. 2003. Bio-medicinal properties and cultivation of Leptadaenia reticulata (Jivanti) – an endangered plant of the Thar Desert, India. Curr. Sci., 84(7): 877–879.

Kenney, W.A. 2003. A strategy for Canada’s urban forests. Forest. Chron., 79(4): 785–789.

Kremen, C., Bugg, R.L., Nicola, N., Smith, S.A., Thorp, R.W. & Williams, N.M. 2002. Native bees, native plants, and crop pollination in California. Fremontia, 30(3-4): 41–49.

Kumar, A. 2003. Food for thought: pestering pests or healers? Terragreen, No. 38.

Kusters, K., Ros-Tonen, M.A.F., Van den Top, G.M. & Dietz, T. 2001. The potential contribution of non-timber forest product extraction to tropical forest conservation and development: lessons from a case study of bamboo utilisation in a Sierra Madre community, the Philippines. J. Bamboo and Rattan, 1(1): 77–94.

Lacuna-Richman, C. 2003. Ethnicity and the utilization of non-wood forest products: findings from three Philippine villages. Silva-Fennica, 37(1): 129–148.

Ladio, A.H. & Lozada, M. 2003. Comparison of wild edible plant diversity and foraging strategies in two aboriginal communities of northwestern Patagonia. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(5): 937–951.

Lange, C.N. & Mwinzi, M. 2003. Snail diversity, abundance and distribution in Arabuko Sokoke forest, Kenya. Afr. J. Ecol., 41(1): 61–67.

Langenheim, J.H. 2003. Plant resins: chemistry, evolution, ecology and ethnobotany. Portland, OR, USA, Timber Press. Hardback 586 pp. US$49.95.

La Torre-Cuadros, M.D. & Islebe, G.A. 2003. Traditional ecological knowledge and use of vegetation in southeastern Mexico: a case study from Solferino, Quintana Roo. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(12): 2455–2476.

Lebbie, A.R. & Guries, R.P. 2002. The palm wine trade in Freetown, Sierra Leone: production, income, and social construction. Economic Botany, 56(3): 246–254. (For more information, please contact the authors at: Department of Biological Sciences, Njala University College, PMB Freetown, Sierra Leone.)

Le Thi Phi et al. 2003. Marketing of upland products. Hanoi, Viet Nam, International Institute of Environment and Development.

Le Thanh Chien. 2003. Trial planting of Cinnamomum cassia for high essential oil productivity from the leaves. In Forest science and technology research results period 1996–2000. Hanoi, Viet Nam, Forest Science Institute of Vietnam (FSIV). (Source: What’s new at  – April 2003 update. Full text available.)

Liese, W. & Kumar, S. 2003. Bamboo preservation compendium. Technical Report 1. Centre for Indian Bamboo Resource & Technology. ISBN 81-901808-0-0. (For more information, please contact: Centre for Indian Bamboo Resource & Technology (CIBART), 200 Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003, India; e-mail: )

Ling, S., Kümpel, N. & Albrechtsen, L. 2002. No new recipes for bushmeat. Oryx, 36(4): 330.

Loibooki, M., Hofer, H., Campbell, K.L.I. & East, M.L. 2002. Bushmeat hunting by communities adjacent to the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: the importance of livestock ownership and alternative sources of protein and income. Environ. Conserv., 29(3): 391–398.

Lopeti Senituli. 2003. Biopolicy and biopolitics in the Pacific Islands. Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Nuku’alofa. (Hard copies available from The Edmonds Institute )

Louka, E. 2002. Biodiversity and human rights: the international rules for the protection of biodiversity. Ardsley, NY, USA, Transnational Publishers. ( )

Lynch, K.A. & McLain, R.J. 2003. Access, labor, and wild floral greens management in western Washington’s forests. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, July 2003. (The report is available at: )

Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Kusum, C., Kandari, L.S., Prasad, P., Rajasekaran, C. & Chauhan, K. 2003. Development of marketing of medicinal plants and other forest products – can it be a pathway for effective management and conservation? Indian Forester, 129(2): 169–178.

Maki, M. 2003. Population genetics of threatened wild plants in Japan. J. Plant Res., 116(2): 169–174.

Mäntyranta, H. 2002. Forest certification. An ideal that became an absolute. Finland, Kustannusosakeyhtïö Metsälehti. ISBN 952-5118-49-5.

Marrero-Gómez, M.V., Bañares-Baudet, A. & Carqué-Alamo, E. 2003. Plant resource conservation planning in protected natural areas: an example from the Canary Islands, Spain. Biol. Conserv., 113(3): 399–410.

Mayers, J. & Vermeulen, S. 2003. Power from the trees: how good forest governance can reduce poverty. ( [two-page version]; [full text version])

Mayers, J. & Bass, S. (forthcoming, 2004). Policy that works for forest and people: real prospects for governance and livelihoods. 336 pp. Earthscan/IIED. ISBN 1-84407-096-4. US$59.95. Order No. 9276 IIED.

McAfee, B.J. 2003. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Canada’s forests: progress and challenges. Forest. Chron., 79(4): 761–768.

McNeely, J.A. 2003. Conserving forest biodiversity in times of violent conflict. Oryx, 37(2): 142–152.

Meli, P. 2003. Tropical forest restoration. Twenty years of academic research. Interciencia, 28(10): 581–589.

Messinger, O. & Griswold, T. 2002. A pinnacle of bees. Fremontia, 30(3-4): 32–40.

Milner-Gulland, E.J., Bennett, E.L. et al. 2003. Wild meat: the bigger picture. TREE, 18(7): 351–357.

Minckley, R.L., Cane, J.H., Kervin, L. & Yanega, D. 2003. Biological impediments to measures of competition among introduced honey bees and desert bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc., 76(2): 306–319.

Miranda, M., Porras, I.T. & Moreno, M.L. 2003. The social impacts of payments for environmental services in Costa Rica. London, IIED. ISBN 1-84369-453-0.

Mishra, M. & Kotwal, P.C. 2003. Sustainable management of some critically endangered species of medicinal plants in central India. IIFM-funded project. (Status: completed)

Mishra, M. & Kotwal, P.C. 2003. Conservation and management of some critically endangered medicinal plants in the tropical forests of Madhya Pradesh. Draft project report submitted to IIFM, Bhopal. (Status: completed)

Mitchell, C. 2002. A survey of non-timber forest product use in the North Negros Forest Reserve, Negros Occidental, Philippines. University of Edinburgh. (M.Sc. thesis)

Mitchell, A.K., ed., Puttonen, P., ed. & Vyse, A. 2003. Why mountain forests are important. Mountain forests: conservation and management. IUFRO Silviculture Conference, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, 28 July–1 August 2002. Forest. Chron., 79(2): 219–222. (For more information, please contact the authors at: Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, UHI Millennium Institute, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX, UK.)

Moffat, A.J. 2002. The state of British forests at the beginning of the 21st century. Int. For. Rev., 4(3): 171–183.

Moleele, N.M. & Mainah, J. 2003. Resource use conflicts: the future of the Kalahari ecosystem. J. Arid Environ., 54(2): 405–423.

Müller, R. et al. 2003. Biodiversity and endemism mapping as a tool for regional conservation planning – case study of the Pleurothallidinae (Orchidaceae) of the Andean rain forests in Bolivia. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(10): 2005–2024. (Abstract)

Murthy, I.K., Bhat, P.R., Ravindranath, N.G. & Sukumar. 2002. Non-timber forest product gathering in Uttara Kannada District, Western Ghats: social and gender differences. Myforest, 38(3): 237–246.

Nabuurs, G.J. et al. 2003. Development of European forests until 2050: a projection of forest resources and forest management in 30 countries. European Forest Institute Research Report, Vol. 15. x + 242 pp. ISBN 90-04-13148-5. Price: US$86. (The book can be ordered from:

Nagendra, H. 2002. Tenure and forest conditions: community forestry in the Nepal Terai. Environ. Conserv., 29(4): 530–539.

Negi, C.S. & Nautiyal, S. 2003. Indigenous peoples, biological diversity and protected area management – policy framework towards resolving conflicts. Int. J. Sust. Dev. World Ecol., 10(2): 169–179.

Nepal, S.K. 2002. Involving indigenous peoples in protected area management: comparative perspectives from Nepal, Thailand, and China. Environ. Manage., 30(6): 748–763.

Nilanjana, D. & Chattopadhyay, R.N. 2003. Inventory of forest-based medicinal plants – a case study in South West Bengal. Indian Forester, 129(1): 69–79.

Oglethorpe, J.A.E., ed. 2002. Adaptive management: from theory to practice. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, IUCN. vi + 166 pp.

Ojha, H. & Bhattarai, B. 2003. Learning to manage a complex reSource: a case of NTFP assessment in Nepal. Int. For. Rev., 5(2): 118–127, 187–188, 190. (For more information, please contact the authors at: ForestAction, PO Box 12207, Kathmandu, Nepal.)

Oyen, L.P.A. & Lemmens, R.H.M.J., eds. 2002. Plant resources of tropical Africa, precursor. Wageningen, the Netherlands, PROTA Programme. 187 pp. ISBN 90-77114-02.5. (Also available in French.)

Paillet, F.L. 2002. Chestnut: history and ecology of a transformed species. J. Biogeogr., 29(10-11): 1517–1530.

Pandit, B.H. & Thapa, G.B. 2003. A tragedy of non-timber forest resources in the mountain commons of Nepal. Environ. Conserv., 30(3): 283–292.

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Peres, C.A. & Lake, I.R. 2003. Extent of non-timber resource extraction in tropical forests: accessibility to game vertebrates by hunters in the Amazon basin. Conserv. Biol., 17(2): 521–535.

Peterson, C.E. & Monserud, R.A. 2002. Compatibility between wood production and other values and uses on forested lands: a problem analysis. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-564. Portland, OR, USA, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 51 pp. (Available in pdf format from: )

Phung Cam Thach et al. 2003. Yields and quality of the essential oils extracted from a number of Melaleuca species of various provenances. In Forest Science and Technology Research Results Period 1996–2000. Hanoi, Viet Nam, Forest Science Institute of Viet Nam.

Pilz, D., Norvell, L., Danell, E. & Molina, R. 2003. Ecology and management of commercially harvested chanterelle mushrooms. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-576. Portland, OR, USA, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 83 pp.

Polansky, C. 2003. Participatory forest management in Africa: lessons not learned. Int. J. Sust. Dev. World Ecol., 10(2): 109–118. (Contact author at: )

Pottinger, A. 2003. No forest without timber? Int. For. Rev., 5(2): 87–88, 91, 95–96, 187, 189. (For more information, please contact the author at: Human Ecology Programme, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, 5 South Parks, Oxford OX1 3UB, UK.)

Prance, G.T. & Swingland, I.R. 2003. Species survival and carbon retention in commercially exploited tropical rainforest. In Capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity: a market approach, pp. 231–240. London, Earthscan Publications Ltd.

Prasad, R. & Mishra, M. 2001. Documentation of unpublished literature/research reports on non-timber forest products (1989–2000). Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, India, Indian Institute of Forest Management. ISBN 81-7969-000-8.

Puumalainen, J., Kennedy, P. & Folving, S. 2003. Monitoring forest biodiversity: a European perspective with reference to temperate and boreal forest zone. J. Environ. Manage., 67(1): 5–14.

Quan Le Tran, Qui Kim Tran, Kouda, K., Nhan Trung Nguyen, Maruyama, Y., Saiki, I. & Kadota, S. 2003. A survey on agarwood in Vietnam. J. Trad. Med., 20(3): 124–131.

Rametsteiner, E. & Simula, M. 2003. Forest certification – an instrument to promote sustainable forest management? J. Environ. Manage., 67(1): 87–98.

Reddy, M.S. & Parthasarathy, N. 2003. Liana diversity and distribution in four tropical dry evergreen forests on the Coromandel coast of South India. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(8): 1609–1627.

Robinson, J.G. & Bennett, E.L. 2002. Will alleviating poverty solve the bushmeat crisis? Oryx, 36(4): 332.

Rowcliffe, M. 2002. Bushmeat and the biology of conservation. Oryx, 36(4): 331.

Saha, S. 2003. Patterns in woody species diversity, richness and partitioning of diversity in forest communities of tropical deciduous forest biome. Ecography, 26(1): 80–86.

Schmelzer, G.H. & Omino, E.A., eds. 2003. Plant resources of tropical Africa. Proceedings of the First PROTA International Workshop, 23–25 September 2002, Nairobi, Kenya. Wageningen, the Netherlands, PROTA Foundation. 360 pp. ISBN 90-77114-04-1.

Shrestha, P.M. & Dhillion, S.S. 2003. Medicinal plant diversity and use in the highlands of Dolakha district, Nepal. J. Ethnopharmacology, 86(1): 81–96.

Sene, A., Hammett, A.L. & Moore, K. 2002. Non-timber forest products in Senegal. J. Trop. For. Products, 8(1): 1–13.

Shanley, P. & Luz, L. 2003. The impacts of forest degradation on medicinal plant use and implications for health care in eastern Amazonia. BioScience, 53(6): 573–584.

Sherpa, L.N., Peniston, B. & Hands Lama, W. 2003. Around Everest: transboundary cooperation for conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Kathmandu, Nepal, ICIMOD.

Shiva, M.P. & Verma, S.K. 2002. Approaches to sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation with pivotal role of non-timber forest products. Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India, International Book Distributors. ISBN 8170892945.

Shmatkov, N. & Brigham, T. 2003. Non-timber forest products in community development: lessons from the Russian Far East. Forest. Chron., 79(1): 113–118.

Singh, A.P. & Parabia, M. 2003. Status of medicinal plants consumption by the pharmaceutical industries in Gujarat State. Indian Forester, 129(2): 198–212.

Singh, V.K., Ali, Z.A. & Siddiqui, M.K. 2002. Folk herbal remedies of the Kheri District forests (Uttar Pradesh), India. Houston, USA, Sci Tech Publishing LLC.

Singh, V.K., Govil, J.N. & Singh, G. 2002. Recent progress in medicinal plants. Vol. 1. Ethnomedicine and pharmacognosy. Houston, USA, Sci Tech Publishing LLC. This book, the first of eight volumes of the series on the recent progress in medicinal plants research, contains 33 papers discussing the ethnobotanical value of different medicinal plants from diverse geographical locations.

Smith, J.H. 2003. Land-cover assessment of conservation and buffer zones in the BOSAWAS Natural Resource Reserve of Nicaragua. Environ. Manage., 31(2): 252–262.

Snider, A.G., Pattanayak, S.K., Sills, E.O. & Schuler, J.L. 2003. Policy innovations for private forest management and conservation in Costa Rica. J. Forestry, 101(5): 18–23.

Sonwa, D.J., Weise, S.F. & Janssens, M.J.J. 2003. New synergies in the promotion of cocoa-based agroforestry systems in the humid forest zone of west and central Africa. ETFRN News, 39/40. ( )

Sonwa, D.J., Weise, S.F., Ndoye, O. & Janssens, M.J.J. 2003. Local intensification and diversification initiatives within the cocoa agroforests of southern Cameroon: lessons for participatory forestry in perennial crop-based systems of Central and West Africa. Contribution to the Second International Workshop on Participatory Forestry in Africa. Defining the way forward: sustainable livelihoods and sustainable forest management through participatory forestry, 18–22 February 2002, Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. Rome, FAO. pp. 407–413. (Summary in English ; full paper in French .)

Sonwa, D.J., Weise, S.F., Ndoye, O. & Janssens, M.J.J. 2003. The promotion of cocoa agroforest in West and Central Africa (Promotion des agroforêts cacao en Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale). Voluntary paper presented during the XII World Forestry Congress on Forests, Source of Life. Québec City, Canada, 21–28 September 2003. ( )

Sonwa, D.J., Nzooh, D.Z., Nkongmeneck, B.A., Zapfack, L. & Defo, L. 2003. Gestion et conservation des ressources forestières du Bassin du Congo: hypothèses préliminaires de domestication des rotangs dans les systèmes anthropiques de la zone de forêt humide du sud Cameroun. In T.C.H. Sunderland & J.P. Profizi, eds. New research on African rattans. Beijing, INBAR. pp. 45–57.

Sonwa, D.J., Okafor, J.C., Mpungi Buyungu, P., Weise, S.F., Tchatat, M., Adesina, A.A., Nkongmeneck, A.B., Ndoye, O. & Endamana, D. 2002. Dacryodes edulis, a neglected non-timber forest species for the agroforestry systems of West and Central Africa. In Forests, trees and livelihoods, Vol. 12, pp. 41–55. Bicester, UK, AB Academic Publishers.

Sunil, N., Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. & Saxena, K.G. 2003. Ethnobotany of the Tolchha Bhotiya tribe of the buffer zone villages in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India. J. Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 27(1): 119–142.

Taita, P. 2003. Use of woody plants by locals in Mare aux Hippopotames Biosphere Reserve in western Burkina Faso. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(6): 1205–1217.

Teeter, L.D., Cashore, B. & Zhang, D., eds. 2002. Forest policy for private forestry. Global and regional challenges. Wallingford, UK, CABI Publishing. ISBN 0-85199-599-3.

Thaman, R.R. 2002. Trees outside forests as a foundation for sustainable development in the small island developing states of the Pacific Ocean. Int. For. Rev., 4(4): 268–276.

Thorp, R.W., Schroeder, P.C. & Ferguson, C.S. 2002. Bumble bees: boisterous pollinators of native California flowers. Fremontia, 30(3-4): 26–31.

Toledo, V.M., Ortiz-Espejel, B., Cortés, L., Moguel, P. & Ordoñez, M.D.J. 2003. The multiple uses of tropical forests by indigenous peoples in Mexico: a case of adaptive management. Conserv. Ecol. [Online], 7(3): 9. ( )

Tonhasca, A., Albuquerque, G.S. & Blackmer, J.L. 2003. Dispersal of euglossine bees between fragments of the Brazilian Atlantic forest. J. Trop. Ecol., 19: 99–102.

Turpie, J., Winkler, H., Spalding-Fecher, R. & Midgley, G. 2002. Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: a preliminary analysis of unmitigated damage costs. University of Cape Town, South Africa, Energy & Development Research Centre (EDRC).

UNDP/UNEP/WB/WRI. 2003. World resources 2002–2004. Decisions for the Earth: balance, voice, and power. United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Environment Programme/World Bank/World Resources Institute. ISBN 1-56973-532-8. (For more information, please contact: World Resources Institute, 10 G Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA 3764</A>.)

USA, Alaska Boreal Forest Council. 2003. Hidden forest values. Proceedings of the first Alaskawide Non-timber Forest Products Conference and Tour, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 8-11 November 2001. General Technical Report, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, No. PNW GTR 579, iii + 150 pp. Portland, USA, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. (For more information, please contact: Alaska Boreal Forest Council, PO Box 84530, Fairbanks, AK 99708, USA.)

Vabi, M.B., Sikod, F. & Musiti, B.W. 2003. Challenges of reconciling informal and formal land and resource access tenure: evidence from WWF-supported conservation sites in Cameroon. In 2nd Pan African Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Africa, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 24–27 July 2000. pp. 143–151. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN.

van Andel, T.R. 2000. Non-timber forest products of the North-West district of Guyana, Parts I and II. This Ph.D. thesis contains detailed botanical and use descriptions, drawings and photographs of hundreds of plants used by Carib, Warao and Arawak Indians in Northwest Guyana. It can be downloaded for free from the Tropenbos Web site ( (For more information, please contact: Tinde van Andel, National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Utrecht Branch, PO Box 80102, 3508 TC, Utrecht, the Netherlands e-mail: .)

van Andel, T.R. 2003. Floristic composition and diversity of three swamp forests in northwest Guyana. Plant Ecology, 167(2): 293–317.

van Andel, T.R., Bánki, O. & MacKinven, A. 2003. Commercial non-timber forest products of the Guiana Shield – an inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN. ( )

van Gemerden, B.S., Olff, H., Parren, M.P.E. & Bongers, F. 2003. The pristine rain forest? Remnants of historical human impacts on current tree species composition and diversity. J. Biogeogr., 30(9): 1381–1390.

Veach, R., Lee, D. & Philippi, T. 2003. Human disturbance and forest diversity in the Tansa Valley, India. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(5): 1051–1072.

Vellak, K. et al. 2003. Diversity and distribution pattern of bryophytes and vascular plants in a boreal spruce forest. Silva Fennica, 37(1): 3–13.

Waliszewski, W.S. & Sinclair, F. 2003. Sweetness and light: local knowledge about commercialising non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Ghana. Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter, 23(2): 9–12. (For more information, please contact the authors at: Environmental Forestry, Centre of Arid Zone Studies, University of Wales Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK.)

Walters, B.B. 2003. People and mangroves in the Philippines: fifty years of coastal environmental change. Environ. Conserv., 30(3): 293–303.

Watson, A., Alessa, L. & Glaspell, B. 2003. The relationship between traditional ecological knowledge, evolving cultures, and wilderness protection in the circumpolar north. Conserv. Ecol. [Online], 8(1): 2. ( )

Weladji, R.B. & Tchamba, M.N. 2003. Conflict between people and protected areas within the Bénoué Wildlife Conservation Area, north Cameroon. Oryx, 37(1): 72–79.

Wilkie, M.L., Eckelmann, C.M., Laverdière, M. & Mathias, A. 2002. Forests and forestry in small island developing states. Int. For. Rev., 4(4): 257–267.

Williams, P.H., Moore, J.L., Toham, A.K., Brooks, T.M., Strand, H., D’Amico, J., Wisz, M., Burgess, N.D., Balmford, A. & Rahbek, C. 2003. Integrating biodiversity priorities with conflicting socio-economic values in the Guinean-Congolian forest region. Biodivers. Conserv., 12(6): 1297–1320.

Wipfli, M.S., Deal, R.L. & Hennon, P.E. 2002. Managing young upland forests in southeast Alaska for wood products, wildlife, aquatic resources, and fishes: problem analysis and study plan. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-558. Portland, OR, USA, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 64 pp. (Available in pdf format from: )

World Tourism Organization. 2003. Sustainable development of ecotourism – a compilation of good practices in SMES. This World Tourism Organization publication compiles 65 case studies received from 47 countries about exemplary practices in small ecotourism businesses. It is the third of a series of good practice compilations and was prepared in the follow-up to the International Year of Ecotourism 2002. The publication is available in English, Spanish and French. ( )

Wulf, M. 2003. Forest policy in the EU and its influence on the plant diversity of woodlands. J. Environ. Manage., 67(1): 15–25.

Yadav, M.M., Vijay Kumar, C.V.R.S. & Mishra, M. 2003. Research study on wood craft and wood carving Industry at Bastar (Chattisgarh) and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. IIFM-funded research project. (Status: ongoing)

Yadav, M.M., Sing, R.K., Vijay Kumar, C.V.R.S. & Mishra, M. 2003. Promotion of medicinal plants marketing: developing market information system (MIS), market networks and policy framework. Project sponsored by the National Medicinal Plant Board, New Delhi.

Zhou JiaJu, Xie GuiRong, Yan XinJian & Milne, G.W.A. 2002. Traditional Chinese medicines: molecular structures, natural sources and applications. 2nd ed. xxvii + 1395 pp. Aldershot, UK, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Zuidema, P.A. 2003. Ecology and management of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa). PROMAB Scientific Series 6. Bolivia/the Netherlands, PROMAB. 112 pp. ISBN 90-393-3390-4. (For more information, please contact: Dr P.A. Zuidema, Department of Plant Ecology/Prince Bernhard Centre, Faculty of Biology, Utrecht University, PO Box 80084, 3508 TB Utrecht, the Netherlands; e-mail:; or  or

New publications in the FAO Non-wood forest products series

No. 16. Rattan glossary and compendium glossary with emphasis on Africa

This volume contains a glossary on terms and terminologies used in the rattan sector. The glossary is structured according to the following major sections: rattan resources (biology, management, plantations, harvesting); rattan as a raw material (transport, storage, grading and post-harvest handling, rattan trade); rattan processing (for local artisanal use and for industrial-level furniture manufacture); and trade in raw rattan, furniture and other products. In order to give special emphasis to the emerging rattan sector in Africa, a separate compilation of terms specifically focusing on those used in Africa is provided.

Publications in FAO’s NWFP series

No. 1. Flavours and fragrances of plant origin

No. 2. Gum naval stores – turpentine and rosin from pine resin

No. 3. Report of the International Expert Consultation on Non-Wood Forest Products

No. 4. Natural colourants and dyestuffs

No. 5. Edible nuts

No. 6. Gums, resins and latexes of plant origin

No. 7. Non-wood forest products for rural income and sustainable forestry

No. 8. Trade restrictions affecting international trade in non-wood forest products

No. 9. Domestication and commercialization of non-timber forest products in agroforestry

No. 10. Non-wood forest products – tropical palms

No. 11. Medicinal plants conservation and health care

No. 12. Non-wood forest products from conifers

No. 13. Resource assessment of non-wood forest products. Experience and biometric principles/Évaluation des ressources en produits forestiers non ligneux. Expérience et principes de biométrie/Evaluación de los recursos de productos forestales no madereros. Experiencia y principios biométricos.

No. 14. RATTAN. Current research issues and prospects for conservation and sustainable development

No. 15. Non-wood forest products from temperate broad-leaved trees

No. 16. Rattan glossary and compendium glossary with emphasisi on Africa.

To purchase copies of any of the publications in this series, please contact: Sales and Marketing Group,

Information Division, FAO,
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla,
00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39 06 5705 3360;

New Working Papers from the FAO NWFP Programme

The following new working papers have been produced by FAO’s Non-Wood Forest Products Programme:

• FOPW/03/4 Expert Meeting for development on inventory techniques to assess non-wood forest product resources in African ACP countries. Lusaka, Zambia. 15–17 October 2001.

• FOPW/03/5 Réunion des experts des pays francophones d’Afrique sur le développement des techniques pour l’évaluation des produits forestiers non ligneux. Yaoundé, Cameroun. 15–17 février 2002.

• FOPW/03/6 Summary of six case study reports as a contribution to development of practical techniques to assess non-wood forest product resources.

• FOPP/03/1 La collecte et l’analyse des données statistiques sur les produits forestiers non ligneux. Une étude pilote à Madagascar.
[Please see under Madagascar in Country Compass for more information. ]

Electronic versions of these publications are available at the NWFP homepage:

Hard copies of these working documents are available free of charge from: Non-Wood Forest Products Programme,

Forest Products and Economics Division, Forestry Department,
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39 0657055137;

Meeting report: Expert Consultation on Developing an Action Programme towards Improved Bamboo and Rattan trade Statistics

As part of its overall mandate to collate and improve global statistics on production and trade in forest products, and particularly to improve methodologies and country reporting mechanisms on NWFPs, FAO together with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) organized the Expert Consultation on Developing an Action Programme towards Improved Bamboo and Rattan Trade Statistics at its Headquarters in Rome from 5 to 6 December 2002. The consultation was organized in close collaboration with relevant international agencies: the United Nations Statistical Division (New-York); the World Customs Organization (WCO, Brussels); the European Commission – Taxation and Customs Directorate (Brussels); customs agencies of member countries such as the Customs General Administration of China (Beijing); and staff from the Economic and Social Department of FAO.

The purpose of the expert consultation was to: i) elaborate and agree on a proposed set of new Harmonized System trade codes for bamboo and rattan products; and ii) elaborate a plan of action for improving bamboo and rattan statistics at the national and global levels, with a programme of work and with the roles of the different agencies discussed and agreed upon during the meeting.

The meeting focused on bamboo and rattan products, since they can be considered among the most important NWFPs at the global level regarding production and trade values, and involve in one way or another almost all countries worldwide. The meeting further focused on the WCO Harmonized System, as it is now the most widely used product classification and coding system for traded products. The intention was to learn from the experiences gained by improving bamboo and rattan trade statistics in order to apply these lessons gradually on other major groups of NWFPs that are not yet adequately covered by the national and international product classification and coding systems used at present.

The meeting resulted in the elaboration and endorsement of a set of new Harmonized System codes for 17 different bamboo and rattan products (currently only two codes exist). For each code a set of required actions and timetables was suggested for submission to WCO.

This proposal was submitted by INBAR, in collaboration with FAO and with the support of national customs agencies, to the WCO Review Subcommittee Meeting of September 2003. [See News and Notes for more information on this process.]

For more information, please contact: or 
The report can be downloaded from:

Strategie nationale de relance de la production et de la commercialisation de la gomme arabique au Niger

Dans le cadre du Projet «Appui à la Relance de la Production et de la Commercialisation de la Gomme Arabique» (TCP/NER/0066), la FAO a aidé le Gouvernement nigérien dans l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale afin d’améliorer et de renforcer le secteur national de la gomme arabique. Cette stratégie est basée sur les trois axes prioritaires:

• la création d’emplois et l’augmentation des revenus par une production soutenue d’une gomme de qualité;

• le développement et la gestion durable des ressources gommières par l’aménagement communautaire des gommeraies existantes et la création d’autres gommeraies villageoises;

• l’organisation et le renforcement des capacités de tous les acteurs de la filière gomme arabique à travers la mise en place et le financement des structures viables de production et de commercialisation de la gomme.

Le document, Stratégie nationale de relance de la production et de la commercialisation de la gomme arabique au Niger, est disponible sur le site Web de la FAO ( ) .

Pour plus d'information, contacter:
Mme M.H. Semeda, Représentante de la FAO, BP 11246, Niamey, Niger.
Télécopie: +227 724709;
mél.:; ou
M. S. Walter, NWFP Programme, Forest Products and Economics Division, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39 0657055618;

[See also Non-Wood News 10 for more information.]

Other recent publications

Bamboo cookery book

Inspirations is the world’s first cookery book for bamboo shoots. It offers a host of fresh and imaginative cooking ideas using bamboo shoots. Price: US$36.

Old historical texts

Cornell University Library’s Historical Agriculture Monographs contains an online collection of old forestry and agriculture documents.

Portugal botânico de A a Z plantas portuguesas e exóticas

This book is an easy-to-use lexicon of Portuguese and Latin names of plants. It deals with more than 11 000 scientific and vernacular names of native and exotic plants from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, former Portuguese states of India (Goa, Daman and Diu), Macao and Timor.

This is the first book written about this subject that has ever been published in Portugal. Besides having the Portuguese and Latin names, it also lists the family to which the plant belongs and the correct abbreviation of the author of the plant’s name, following the recommended conventions on abbreviations for these authorities.

The authors of the lexicon are: Francisca Maria Fernandes and Luís Mendonça de Carvalho, both from the Beja Polytechnic Institute, Portugal ( The preface has been written by two eminent scientists: Prof. Dr David Mabberley (University of Leiden, the Netherlands and Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia) and Prof. Dr Vernon Hilton Heywood (Emeritus Professor, University of Reading). The book is published by Lidel Edições Técnicas, Lisbon, Portugal ( ). The book has 365 pages and costs €25.

The Overstory book

Available as a book or CD, The overstory book contains the first three years of The Overstory, revised, formatted and indexed:


State of the world’s forests 2003

State of the world’s forests reports every two years on the status of forests, recent major policy and institutional developments and key issues concerning the forest sector.

This is the fifth edition of the publication, the purpose of which is to provide current and reliable information to policy-makers, foresters and other natural resource managers, academics, forest industry and civil society.

Copies are available from: FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy; or at:

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