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Record number 336441
Title Are Nontimber Forest Products the Antidote to Rainforest Degradation? Brazil Nut Extraction in Madre De Dios, Peru
Author(s) Escobal, J.A.; Aldana, U.
Source World Development 31 (2003)11. - ISSN 0305-750X - p. 1873 - 1887.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2003.08.001
Department(s) Development Economics Group
MGS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) poverty
Abstract This study explores the relationship between poverty and Amazonian forest management by Brazil nut harvesters in southeastern Peru. Although the poor rely more upon natural resource-based income than the rich, wealthier households use more forest wood and land than poorer ones. Contrary to the belief that exploitation of nontimber forest products can alleviate deforestation, this study finds that seasonal Brazil nut extraction is accompanied by unsustainable forestry activities during the rest of the year. Only those who find employment in activities unrelated to forestry manage to break the link between poverty and environmental degradation. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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