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Reduced impact logging in the tropical rain forest of Guyana. Ecological, economic and silvicultural consequences

Author(s) van der Hout P.
Year of publication 1999
The Tropenbos-Guyana Series publishes results of research projects carried out in the framework of the Tropenbos-Guyana Programme. The Tropenbos-Guyana Programme operates within the framework of the international programme of the Tropenbos Foundation. The multidisciplinary Tropenbos-Guyana Programme contributes to: conservation and wise utilisation of forest resources in Guyana by conducting strategic and applied research and upgrading Guyanese capabilities in the field of forest-related sciences. "There is no doubt that most current logging techniques cause unnecessary damage to the forest; the fact is a blight on the forestry profession. Even without reducing volume cut, better logging techniques will have an immediate positive effect on the postharvest value of the forest and will increase the long term chances of sustainability" (Sarre 1996).
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function