Deforestation & forest degradation by commercial harvesting for firewood & charcoal

Deforestation & forest degradation by commercial harvesting for firewood & charcoal
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Rogerio Miranda
In Nicaragua, the Pacific region is home to a forest ecosystem adapted to low rainfall (800-1200 mm/year) distributed over a period of six months (May to November) which is followed by a six months dry period (December to April). As a consequence of the dry season, most trees are deciduous, losing their leaves during this time. The appearance of this forest during the dry season is similar to that of a temperate forest during winter, trees without leaves, in contrast to the evergreen tropical rain forest.
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Exploitation commerciale du bois et du charbon de bois et impact sur la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts dans la région Pacifique du Nicaragua
Abstract in French
L'auteur fait remarquer que l'exploitation commerciale du charbon de bois et du bois de feu ne sont pas les seules causes de la déforestation. L'auteur met en relief les actions pour une gestion commerciale et durable des forêts denses. Au niveau des industries, la reforestation grâce à des espèces a forte croissance peut considérablement atténuer la pression sur les forêts. L'auteur met en relief le niveau important de l'emploi lie a l'exploitation commerciale du bois de feu.

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