Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes
Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes

edited by John Schelhas and Russell Greenberg, Island Press, 1996
with cover art by Mary Edna Fraser

While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people. This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants.