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Open Access The tropical rain forests of Suriname : exploitation and management 1600-1975

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The tropical rain forests of Suriname : exploitation and management 1600-1975

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First, an introduction of the geomorphology of Suriname and the characteristics of its forests is given. Then, the author explains how it is possible that Suriname still has a high proportion of tropical rainforest while it has been a plantation economy for centuries. He looks at the usual sources of destruction of wooded areas, government policy, role of the Forest Service, and Western enterprise.

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