The impacts of selective logging on non-timber forest products of livelihood importance
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Forest Ecology and Management, ISSN: 0378-1127, Vol: 268, Page: 57-69
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- Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Environmental Science; Livelihood; multiple-use; NTFP; reduced impact logging; sustainable forest management; timber; 070500; Environmental Sciences
The potential for combining timber and non-timber forest product extraction has been examined in the context of diversified forest management. Many tropical forests are exploited both commercially for timber and by forest-dependent communities for non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Divergences between these two uses may have significant implications for forest-dependent livelihoods. This article gathers existing examples of conflicts and complementarities between selective logging and non-timber uses of forest from the livelihood perspective. Additionally it draws on three case studies from Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia to examine by what mechanisms, and to what extent, logging impacts forest resources of livelihood importance, as well as to consider how factors such as logging regime and forest management system may mediate such influences. By doing so we aim to shed further light on a relatively unacknowledged issue in tropical forest management and conservation.