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West African forests and forestry

Unwin, Arthur Harold.

West African forests and forestry

by Unwin, Arthur Harold.

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Published by E.P. Dutton & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forests and forestry -- Africa, West

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A. Harold Unwin.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination527 p., [40] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages527
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17442447M
    OCLC/WorldCa11933991

    Urban forests have played important roles in social, cultural, economic and environmental development of urban centers in West Africa through benefits such . They are estimated to contain 2, forests plant species among which are endemics, and about are considered rare. Within Upper Guinean, three areas of high diversity are distinguished and.

    Woody Plants of Western African Forests. A guide to the forest trees, shrubs and lianes from Senegal to Ghana shrubs and woody climbers that occur in the tropical forests west of Nigeria. in biodiversity surveys, definition of medical or food-plants, and conservation or good forest management. Although the book might be carried (in a. Guinea forest of West Africa and Eastern Arc mountain forests in East Africa are recognized as biodiversity hotspots. The Congo Basin, the second largest contiguous expanse of .

    The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests. Senegal’s Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a critical level. «Forestry issues in the humid zone of West Africa: status, trends and outlook for the forestry sector to the year » by F.K. Odoom Paper presented at the Workshop on Data Collection and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: National and International Efforts, December, , Hotel President, Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Unwin, Arthur Harold. West African forests and forestry. London, T.F. Unwin, ltd. [] (OCoLC) COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyses the factors that give rise to biodiversity and the structure of tropical plant communities.3/5(1).

Buy WEST AFRICAN FORESTS AND FORESTRY. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR. on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthor: A. Harold Unwin. The Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot encompasses all of the lowland forests of political West Africa, stretching from Guinea and Sierra Leone eastward to the Sanaga River in Cameroon.

This includes the countries of Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria, which maintain remnant fragments of the forests. The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world’s hotspots of biodiversity.

They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated position, they harbour a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant book focuses on the biodiversity.

Quite extensive information on some of the trees of West Africa. The book can be downloaded from the Internet] should be treated with some caution since it describes this species as a tree up to 45 metres tall with a bole 1 metre or more in diameter, whereas other records say that the plant is a climbing shrub or small tree growing up to The Upper Guinean forest of West Africa, identified over 20 years ago as a “global biodiversity hotspot” due to its exceptional concentrations of endemic species and exceptional loss of habitats, encompasses all of the lowland forests of West Africa (Mittermeier and.

Tropical rainforests are tropical moist forests of semi-deciduous varieties distributed across nine West African countries. Institute for Sea Research conducted a temperature record dating back toyears ago. Several conservation and development demographic settings are such that the most loss of rain forests has occurred in countries of higher population growth.

The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests.

Because of their isolated position, they harbor a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant : Lourens Poorter. According to rainforest expert Rhett Butler, who wrote the book "A Place Out of Time: Tropical Rainforests and the Perils They Face": The outlook for the region's rainforests is not promising.

Many countries have agreed in principle to conventions of biodiversity and forest preservation, but in practice, these concepts of sustainable forestry. The African Forest Forum is an association of individuals with a commitment to the sustainable management, wise use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources for the socio-economic well-being of its peoples and for the stability and improvement of.

The remaining forests and woodlands of Guinea play a critical role in preserving biodiversity in West Africa. A number of these forests are found in Guinea’s highlands, known as the“water tower” of West Africa because they provide a source of water to many of the region’s rivers, including the Niger, Senegal, and Gambia Rivers.

The Guinean forests of West Africa is a biodiversity hotspot designated by Conservation International, which includes the belt of tropical moist broadleaf forests along the coast of West Africa, running from Sierra Leone and Guinea in the west to the Sanaga River of Cameroon in the east.

The Dahomey Gap, a region of savanna and dry forest in Togo and Benin, divides the. Psydrax subcordata varies considerably in size according to the area in which it grows. More commonly only a small tree up to 15 metres tall, in Sierra Leone specimens up to 30 metres tall can be found Quite extensive information on some of the trees of West Africa.

The book can be downloaded from the Internet]. The crown is said to be flat. Book. The bulk of African forests occur in the countries of Central Africa (37%) and Southern Africa (28%). The forests vary from tropical rainforests to warm-temperate forests (at higher altitudes and latitudes) to tropical-subtropical deciduous woodlands and wooded savannas.

and little to no integration between management for forestry. human needs. Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, and especially the communities that live off this vegeta-tion.

This book aims to stoke local, regional, national and international. African Forest is a holistic agro-forestry social enterprise, founded inand based on the edge of Soysambu Conservancy, a 22, ha ranch surrounding Lake Elmenteita, in the Rift Valley.

African Forest has a 60 ha plot on the edge of the ranch, where they have an indigenous organic tree nursery and seed centre and trial plantations of Planet Positive Forestry. Agro-Forestry in the African Humid Tropics, ed. by Lee H. MacDonald (HTML at UNU Press) Filed under: Forests and forestry -- Africa, West.

West African forests and forestry, (London, T. F. Unwin, ltd., []), by Arthur Harold Unwin (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms. Filed under.activities related to “Forests ”.

This first issue examines the “Economic and social significance of forests for Africa’s sustainable development”. You can read in these pages about efforts of African nations to sustainably manage their forests.

This issue explores management approaches that balance social, economicFile Size: 2MB.This book focuses on the climbing plants of West African forests. Based on original research, it presents information on the flora (including a checklist), diversity (with overviews at several levels of integration), ecology (distribution, characteristics in relation to environment, their role in forest ecosystems) and ethnobotany.