The Vanishing Forest
The Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI)Publisher: Zed
Pages: 89pp ISBN: 0-86232-632-X
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19120
While loggers, ranchers, road and dam builders destroy forests for short-term gains, the world is losing what could be its long-term economic base. Deforestation threatens irreversible climatic changes and the loss of gene pools. Not an ecological treatise, this report focuses on the suffering endured by the people immediately dependent on dwindling forest land and how this process is affecting their health and livelihood.