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Maps show man's effect on rain forests in the Americas

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This final volume in the "The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests" covers the Americas. It provides an up-to-date overview of the status of rain forests in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Following the format of the two previous volumes "The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific" (1991) and "The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Africa" (1992), the atlas is divided into two parts. Part I introduces and discusses the complex interrelated issues in the regions that are involved in both deforestation as well as conservation of the tropical forests. Included are discussions on the history of the forests, agricultural colonization policies and deforestation, conservation polices for plants and wildlife, protected areas, and the future of the tropical forests. Part II is a detailed and well referenced country-by-country analysis of conservation status and trends. Four-colour maps have been compiled from satellite and radar imagery, aerial photography, and the latest information provided by forestry departments and development agencies.

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Published by Macmillan Library Reference (1996)
ISBN 10: 0133408868 ISBN 13: 9780133408867
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