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Habitat, economy, and society in the central African rain forest

by Jan Vansina

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Published by Berg in Providence, R.I .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Central,
  • Africa, West,
  • Africa, Central.,
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Rain forests -- Africa, Central.,
    • Rain forests -- Africa, West.,
    • Africa, Central -- Social conditions.,
    • Africa, West -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-16).

      StatementJan Vansina.
      SeriesBerg occasional papers in anthropology ;, no. 1
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN809.A8 V36 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination16 p. ;
      Number of Pages16
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1503280M
      ISBN 100854967338
      LC Control Number93182429
      OCLC/WorldCa27709691

      lack of economic alternatives for the local inhabitants and the expected doubling of the population in Central Africa over the next 20 years are increasing pressures to clear forests. Deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss due to habitat destruction and . The tropical rain-forests in Africa consist of semi-deciduous trees for example the Ofram (Teriminalia superba), a fast growing pioneer tree located along west and central African countries. The Tropical Rainforest is located among the Central, Eastern and Western parts of Africa, as you can see in Figure 1 below the green areas on the map are.

      The Central African forest block covers about 95% of the current “known” and “possible” range of forest elephants ; the remaining 5% are in the forests of West Africa, to the west of the Cameroon-Nigeria border. We present the analysis of eighty surveys carried out over the nine-year period between – across the Central African Cited by: New ways to measure the value of ecosystems. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (United Nations) In March , the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) was published by the United Nations, consisting of the first global survey of ecological assessment involves more than 1, experts in various scientific fields from 95 countries around the world.

      A herd of antelope moves slowly through the tall grass. Suddenly a cheetah leaps from its hiding place, and the animals zig and zag across the savanna. They make it to a small grove of scrubby trees, but they can’t let their guard down yet. It’s the end of the rainy season and the antelopes—like many animals on the grasslands—must leave.   1. Introduction. Hunting is a ubiquitous part of daily life in rural Central Africa. Wild meat is part of the village subsistence economy, and commercial wildlife hunting—practised in Central Africa for at least two millennia—continues today [1,2].Contemporary illegal wildlife trade, now one of the three most important types of crime on the planet [], uses village hunters to secure tusks Cited by:


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Habitat, economy, and society in the central African rain forest by Jan Vansina Download PDF EPUB FB2

Over 50 years ago, the renowned anthropologist Daryll Forde strongly advocated comparative anthropological studies. Professor Vansina argues that 50 years later, Forde's criticisms still apply despite both Forde's considerable intellectual legacy and an exponential increase in available information.

And society in the central African rain forest book this from a library. Habitat, economy, and society in the central African rain forest. [Jan Vansina]. Habitat, Economy and Society 1st Edition by C. Daryll Forde (Author) ISBN Cited by:   Extending from west Africa to Madagascar, from the vast lowland Congo Basin to the archipelago of forest islands on its eastern rim, the And society in the central African rain forest book rain forest is surpassed in size only by the Amazon.

This book sheds light on the current efforts to understand and conserve the African rain forest, an area in need of urgent action to save its biological wealth, cultural heritage, and economic potential. Written by conservation scientists and practitioners based in the African rain forest, the book offers a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates many biological and social sciences.

Early chapters trace the forces--from paleoecological factors to recent human actions--that have shaped the African forest environment.5/5(1). Conservation Research in the African Rain Forest: A Technical Handbook as it is referred to throughout this book, is the south of the Lake Tumba down to the Kwa-Kasai River and bordered in the.

The Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) was established inat a summit of the Central Africa Heads of State in Brazzaville, to act as the sole regional forum for the conservation and sustainable joint management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

COMIFAC is the primary authority for decision-making and coordination. The rain forests of east and west Africa have already been greatly reduced by human activities in the last century or so, and today little natural forest vegetation survives outside protected forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks.

The central African forest block remains largely intact, but. Central Africa’s rainforests are second only to those of the Amazon basin in terms of size.

Thesquare miles of rainforest in the Congo river basin cross international borders and harbor. Rainforest Habitat.

A beam of sunlight makes its way through the leaves and lights up the brightly colored wings of a macaw. An enormous butterfly flits from plant to plant. Monkeys shout and chatter as they swing from tree to tree looking for breakfast.

The rainforest is waking up. The largest rainforests on Earth surround the Amazon River in South America and the Congo River in Africa. The tropical islands of Southeast Asia and parts of Australia support dense rainforest habitat s. Even the cool evergreen forest s of North America’s Pacific Northwest and Northern Europe are a type of rainforest.

A rainforest is typically made up of four key layers: emergent, upper canopy, understory, and forest floor. In the top emergent layer, trees as tall as feet (60 meters) grow far apart and tall.

Forests provide a wide range of economic and social benefits for instance through employment, value generated from the processing and trade of forest products, and investments in the forest sector. Benefits also include the hosting and protection of sites and landscapes of high cultural, spiritual, or recreational value.

Economic benefits can usually be valued in monetary terms but the social. This is causing deforestation, lack of timber resources and loss of habitat for the species living in it. Deforestation is affecting Africa at twice the world rate. According to the University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center, 31% of Africa's pasture lands and 19% of its forests and woodlands are classified as degraded.

Despite their economic, social, and environmental importance, Africa’s tropical forests are under threat. Almost 90% of West Africa’s coastal rainforest has already been destroyed and deforestation in the Congo Basin has doubled since Logging and agriculture continue to be two of the biggest threats to Africa’s tropical forests.

The. PDF | OnFrancesco P. Germi and others published Diversity of mammals and traditional hunting in central African rain forests | Find, read and cite all the research you need on Author: Francesco Germi.

These native species are victims of national and transnational poaching networks. Sincethe Central African Elephant population has declined by 62%, which can be linked to the economic boom in China, where there is growing demand for ivory.

Some experts estimate that if poaching stays at its current level. Habitat Africa. The Forest. Run to the forest, run. But be sure not to run too fast, or you'll miss the beautiful, brown, velvety coat of the okapi.

The okapi, which is a relative of the giraffe, is a symbol of conservation in this region. Okapi. Eastern African rain forests are remarkable in their high level of endemism. Miocene uplift of the central African plateau separated these montane and coastal forests from the main Guineo-Congolian forest of west and central Africa.

Another important land cover change in Ghana is the degradation of forest. The forest class (represented primarily by Ghana’s dense evergreen rain forest and moist deciduous forest) shows a small decline in area from ab sq km in to 15, sq km ina reduction of 5 percent.

A mixed economy of farming, cattle herding, and trade developed over a period of many centuries in the grassland regions south of what river?

Zimbabwe What was the wealthiest and most powerful state in South Africa from to ?Judging against rain forest areas in other continents, most of the African rainforest is rather dry and receives between and mm of rainfall per year. Areas receiving more rain than this mainly are in coastal areas.

The circulation of rainfall throughout the year remains less than other rain forest regions in the world.No legal land titles have been granted to African forest peoples by Central African governments. During the s and first half of the s, according the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, Africa lost the highest percentage of rainforest ( percent) of any forested realm, resulting in a further decline of the forest peoples.