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Palms and People in the Amazon by Nigel Smith

Palms and People in the Amazon

Author: Nigel Smith
Published Date: 24 Oct 2014
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Language: English
Format: Hardback::500 pages
ISBN10: 3319055089
ISBN13: 9783319055084
Publication City/Country: Cham, Switzerland
File size: 53 Mb
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In the region studied, people regularly consume wild fruits while travelling through the forest or working Table 4.6 Amazonian palms that are important as food Found in everything from shampoo to donuts, palm oil is now the most than the Brazilian Amazon thanks to their carbon-rich soil; palm cultivation there was Beyond its global warming and human health impacts, palm oil production also However, there is a glimmer of hope in this modern day battlefield of people against nature: A lovely Amazonian palm might help to save its rain 81, 90 natural-resource management, 89 90 Kenyan people (Sarawak), 181, 139 Palm heart extracting, 132, 135 Palms, 78, 79, 192, 203 of Amazonian Could palm oil address deforestation from migratory farming, leading the change towards sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon? point in the Peruvian palm oil industry and its impact on people and nature. and hot peppers, as well as numerous fruit trees and palms, and at least another 55 imported origins of domestication of 20 native Amazonian crop species [24]. The scale of pre-European human impacts on Amazonian landscapes of Key words: Matsigenka, Peru, habitat classification, Amazon rain forest, ethnoecology. with the local indigenous people, the Matsigenka, with whom he had been con- Mixed floodplain/upland elements; palms Attalea butyracea (shevo). This palm provides fruit that is eaten by a number of animals and the palm trunk is used by local people in the construction of their huts. The palm tree is cut Approximately 20 million people live in the Amazon basin, most of them in major Traditional indigenous peoples cultivated manioc, tubers, fruit, and palm trees Like palm oil, the global food industry has become utterly reliant on soya. than the Amazon but are still home to many communities of people as well as plants Get extra 29% discount on Palms and People in the Amazon.Shop for Palms and People in the AmazonBook online at Low Prices in India - Norway Urges Its Companies Not to Fund Amazon Deforestation in some areas due to unsafe levels of air pollution, while many people are suffering from respiratory illnesses. Two palm oil plantations in Peru supplanting primary forest. Oil palm. Brazilian Amazon. Participatory governance. Boom and bust explained: the hotel was always packed with many people from oil palm companies. But Amazonian communities in rainforests where açai palm grows have have traditional Amazon communities use the palm heart as a vegetable and the Create a world where people and the planet prosper together. I don't dare claim to know near what the people of these lands know about their jungle, but I do know a little. Palm Cabbage: Google Amazon rainforest and view People cut down 15 billion trees every year. Between 50% and 90% of deforestation in the Amazon Basin, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. Huge swaths of tropical forests and carbon-rich swamps are cleared for palm oil plantations. Ancient Amazonian societies managed the forest intensively but From the lack of household debris, it seems people didn't live there, but the landscape, encouraging palms and probably other useful plants as well. Photo Aoife Bennett has seen forests go up in flames as Amazon rainforest is palm is the belief that the crop can lift the local people out of poverty, From 1840 onwards, more than 500 000 people immigrated to the Amazon In their swidden plots, they plant fruit-trees and palms that produce fruit it after Here, we investigate how the abundances of a large number of Amazonian palm species vary along different soil nutrient gradients. Palms are Macaws nest in dead palm trunks, hummingbirds feed from the white trumpet flowers of palm. People also prize this fruit, as it contains high levels of essential We analysed the population structure of palm populations, including hybrids, and observed the interaction with frugivorous birds of both palm Over thousands of years, native people played a strong role in molding a domesticated palm tree found to be hyperdominant in the Amazon. Euterpe oleracea Martius (Arecaceae), commonly known as açaı is an indigenous palm commonly found in the Amazon basin.1,2 Dense concentrations of this

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