Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 June 1998

192 Pages | 10 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195109962

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Tropical Forest Conservation

An Economic Assessment of the Alternatives in Latin America

Douglas Southgate

This book demonstrates that local communities rarely benefit from the environmentally sound enterprises being promoted in and around threatened habitats, either because those enterprises are unprofitable or because benefits are captured by outsiders providing key services like reliable transportation. The author contends that human capital formation and related productivity-enhancing investment is the only sure path to economic progress and habitat conservation.


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