18 No 2

Strengthening diversity

Eleven years ago an article published in Scientific American sent shock waves through the tropical forestry community. Entitled Can Sustainable Management Save Tropical Forests?1, the article made a compelling case for the failure of sustainable forest management (sfm) in the tropics, primarily in terms of its inability to (up to that point in time) safeguard tropical forests’ immense biodiversity.

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Updating the ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines



ITTO and IUCN collaborate to produce new guidelines for conserving biodiversity in production forests

By Jeffrey Sayer, Stewart Maginnis, and Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono

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RIL for biodiversity and carbon conservation


Photo: H. Matsubayashi

Deramakot forest shows positive conservation impacts of reduced impact logging

By Sam Mannan, Kanehiro Kitayama, Ying Fah Lee, Arthur Chung, Albert Radin, and Peter Lagan

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Mapping Mbalmayo Forest


Remote sensing helps with the management of Cameroonian forest reserve

By Owana Ndongo, Pierre André, Régis Peltier, Béligné Vincent, and Ndjib Gilbert

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Management and conservation of forest concession biodiversity


Photo: M. Borner

Evaluation of ITTO projects shows positive outcomes in North Congo

By Monica Borner and Denis Keedi Atok

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Sustainable bamboo utilization in Thailand


Photo: F. Soriano

Long term improvements result from an ITTO project

By Florence P. Soriano

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Collaborative forest management in a sustainable development unit


Photo: B.D. Agaloos, Jr.

An ITTO project in the Philippines promotes a multistakeholder approach to SFM

By Ricardo M. Umali and Bernardo Agaloos Jr

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Fellowship report

ITTO Fellowship funds research on forest management impacts in Costa Rica

By Beatriz Eugenia, Salgado-Negret, and Bryan Finegan

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Recent Projects

Funding for the projects and pre-projects announced by ITTO in June 2008.

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Photo: R. M. Keogh

International pricing mechanism for plantation teak: a proposal to bring transparency to log markets

By Raymond M. Keogh

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Short training courses for professionals in forestry and related disciplines

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Recent editions

New books and reports

By Edited by Ken Sato

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Topical and Tropical

Recent developments in tropical forestry

By Edited by Ken Sato

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A comprehensive listing of coming conferences relevant to sustainable tropical forest management

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