arborvitae supplement - Forest harvest

Forest Harvest: Mediterranean woodlands and the importance of non-timber forest products to forest conservation

arborvitae Special Issue Oct 1999 - Forest harvest Photo: IUCN

There is a long history of sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), carried out in balance with forest ecosystems, throughout the Mediterranean. These systems of sustainable production can still enhance forest conservation in the region. However, to integrate NTFP production into Mediterranean forest conservation activities, questions related to NTFP ecology and harvesting need to be answered. This arborvitæ supplement investigates these issues and proposes a draft strategy for the commercialisation of NTFPs in the region.

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