Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary No. 39, 2008

The roles of traditional forest-related knowledge in sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation especially in Asia, were discussed in Kunming, China.

In a rapidly changing, increasingly globalized and culturally homogenized world, what is the role of traditional forest knowledge and practices? Can this fast-disappearing wisdom contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable forest management? These were among the questions explored during the conference "Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge", held in Kunming, China from December 17th to 20th 2007.


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Traditional Forest Knowledge in Asia: Sustaining Biocultural Diversity

By John A. Parrotta (Coordinator, IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge)


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