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Plantations and Protected Areas: A Global History of Forest Management

Brett M. Bennett


This book offers a historical perspective on the global proliferation of protected forest areas and productive timber plantations. It argues that a forest management divergence—the separation of wood production from the protection of forests—has occurred during the twentieth century as a result of globalisation. The book shows how plantations and protected areas evolved from, and then undermined, an earlier integrated forest management system, the conservation model, that sought both to produce timber and to conserve the environment. To trace these changes, the book reassesses the historical d ... More

Keywords: conservation, deforestation, environmental history, environmental management, forest, forestry, global history, globalization, plantations, protected areas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029933
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett M. Bennett, author