Chapter 5. Sustainable Use as a Conservation Tool in the Forests of South-East Asia

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland2 and
  2. Ruth Mace3
  1. Kathy MacKinnon

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch5

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

MacKinnon, K. (1998) Sustainable Use as a Conservation Tool in the Forests of South-East Asia, in Conservation of Biological Resources (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland and R. Mace), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Author Information

  1. Environment Department, The World Bank, 1818 H. St NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • sustainable use conservation tool in South-East Asian forests;
  • IUCN's Sustainable Use Initiative;
  • sustainable use of biological resources in buffer zones;
  • harvesting non-timber forest products and ecological constraints;
  • ecological constraints in fruit and seed sustainable harvesting;
  • Amazonia and Borneo hunting impact and 'empty forest' phenomenon;
  • gums, latexes and resins and South-East Asia's sustainable use;
  • rattan harvesting in South-East Asia - unsustainable currently;
  • West Kalimantan managed forests;
  • logging forests to save them - NGO dilemma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Profiting from plants: harvesting non-timber forest products

  • Harvesting wildlife resources

  • Logging forests to save them: an NGO dilemma

  • Bringing biodiversity into the mainstream