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Fragile Tropics of Latin America, The

Sustainable Management of Changing Environments

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: February 1996
  • Page count: 336
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 96.III.A.4

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The countries of Latin America are confronted with a major dilemma - the desire to exploit the resources of their tropical regions for economic development and on the other hand the realization of the problem of ecological fragility. The growing concern is the urgent need to find alternatives to the prevailing, destructive models of economic development. This publication examines such topics as the fragility of tropical ecosystems; human-induced changes in the neotropics; interactions and complementarity between tropical and non-tropical regions; and sustainable technological, cultural and land-tenure strategies for the tropics.