Shrinking harvest: Genetic consequences and challenges for sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest products

Ravikanth, G and Setty, Siddappa (2017) Shrinking harvest: Genetic consequences and challenges for sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest products. In: Transcending boundaries: Reflecting on twenty years of action and research at ATREE. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, pp. 20-27.

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Abstract

Non-timber forest products (NTFP) have been an important source of subsistence as well as livelihoods for many forest-dwelling and forest- fringe communities across the developing world. NTFP collection has been promoted as a win-win strategy to not only conserve biodiversity but also provide livelihood options to scores of forest-dwelling communities. There has been evidence both for, and against, the impacts of harvesting and the ecological sustainability of harvested species. Harvesting can act as a selective force and reduce the population genetic diversity, especially for species in which the reproductive parts are harvested. A debate has been raging among scientists, resource managers, as well as policy makers for decades, over which methods, and what levels of harvest, can be considered ecologically sustainable

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Book Chapters
Depositing User: The Library Officer
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 05:50
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 05:50
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/641

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