Sustainable Forestry: Emerging Challenges, 1/e
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Sustainable Forestry: Emerging Challenges, 1/e

Editor : Prodyut Bhattacharya & A.K. Kandya
© Year : 2017
ISBN : 9789384588991
Pages : 352
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.99   kg
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Forests are critical for sustainable development, environment and also for livelihood. They provide a wealth of goods and services that are essential for people's lives, cash income and green economy. Maintaining and enhancing our planet's forest resources is essential if we are to succeed in the global efforts to alleviate poverty, address water scarcity and biodiversity loss, and mitigate climate change. Culturally and historically, the intrinsic value of forests, and the spiritual and sacred use of forests have great importance to local communities and our cultural identity. This book on Sustainable Forestry: Emerging Challenges, written by experienced academicians, scientists and other researchers shows the present ongoing initiatives in the country to address sustainable forestry and its management. An estimated 230 million people in India rely on forests for their livelihoods to some degree, including some 60 million indigenous people and other forest-dwelling communities. While more than two billion people - the developing world's population use fodder, biomass fuels, mainly firewood, to cook food and large number of non-timber forest products for their day-to-day needs.

  • Aims to make the wide body of collective knowledge and experience about sustainable forest management more accessible to forest managers and other stakeholders.
  • A broad, well-researched and up-to-date introduction to many aspects of sustainable forestry.
  • Strengthen the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. 
  • Explains the need of integration of Non Timber Forest Products in reference to collection, production, silvicultural technique, transportation, storage, ownership, etc.
  • Discusses the ecological status of forest species, endemicity of tree species against the land-use changes of the Achanakmar Amarkantak forests in Central India.

  1. Training for Sustainable Forestry in India: Emerging Areas for Holistic Capacity Building
  2. Forest Certification : Benefits and Issues of Sustainable Forestry
  3. REDD Plus: Indian Experience towards Sustainable Forestry
  4. Sustainable Harvesting of Non Timber Forest Products: A Difficult Subject to Achieve
  5. Pulp and paper industry raw material scenario : ITC Plantation : A case study
  6. Sustainable Management of Natural Gums and Resins in Madhya Pradesh
  7. Livelihoods Interventions under Joint Forest Management
  8. Community Oriented Technology Development for Sustainable Forest Resource Management Under Joint Forest Management
  9. Domestication Status of Non timber Forest products in Madhya Pradesh
  10. Forest products utilization during famine conditions in Raigad district Maharashtra: A case of Thakur tribes
  11. A study on sustainable harvest of wild medicinal plants of Uttarakhand with a case study on lichens
  12. Richness and variability of tree species in Achanakmar and Amarkantak forests  Central - India
  13. Assessing carbon sequestration potential of  bamboos from Manipur
  14. Vegetation  analysis of  Teak-Dipterocarpus  forests  from  Manipur  with  a note on distribution and diversity
  15. Strategy for Forest Conservation to facilitate Ecosystem services in the context of Climate change
  16. Afforestation : An effective intervention for sustainable development of fragile desert ecosystem
  17. Economic management of urban forestry amenities of Chandigarh City, (India)
  18. Management of Energy Resources in India
  19. Plant Diversity In Sacred Groves in Madhya Pradesh

Prodyut Bhattacharya :- Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya is Ex-Dean of University School of Environment Management at GGS Indraprastha University, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi. He is Professor in the area of Natural Resource Management. He has twenty-four years of experience in research, training and teaching in post graduate and PhD levels. He has been a fellow of Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) of the University of California, Berkley, USA and Visiting Scientist fellowship (JSPS) under the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He received advance training on community forestry and microfinance from RECOFTC, Kassetsart University, Bangkok, and University of Naropa, Colorado, USA, respectively. He has worked with the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, under MoEF & CC, Government of India (1994-2010). He was the Founder Coordinator to set up the International Centre for Community Forestry (ICCF) at IIFM, Bhopal. He has published more than 120 research papers in international and national journals including articles, technical reports, and conference papers, and has co-authored/edited five books. He has completed 10 International sponsored research projects (ITTO, IIED, DFID, IUCN, JICA, IDRC etc), and 14 other nationally sponsored research projects from multilateral/bilateral donors, government and corporate bodies.

A.K. Kandya :- Prof. A. K. Kandya is a retired Professor of Botany from Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, M.P. He had a long experience of teaching post graduate students of Forestry and Environment. He has supervised 22 students for Ph.D. programs. He had been a DAAD Fellow (1976-1978) at the Institute of Forestry, Hamburg, Germany, and at the Institute of Silviculture, Freiburg, Germany (1983). He had also been a JSPS Fellow (1985-1986) at the Department of Forestry, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan and Guest Professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde (2001 and 2005). He delivered invited lectures and chaired sessions at the IUFRO International Symposia at Curritiba, (Brazil, 1984) Tsukuba, (Japan, 1985), Colombo (Sri Lanka, 1987) Harare (Zimbabwe, 1987) and several places in India. He has edited/written six books and has published more than 100 research papers, monographs and review articles in journal of repute in and outside India.

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