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Nature 339, 655 - 656 (29 June 1989); doi:10.1038/339655a0

Valuation of an Amazonian rainforest

Charles M. Peters, Alwyn H. Gentry & Robert O. Mendelsohn

Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458
Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri 63166
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA.

Exploitation of non-wood resources would provide profits while conserving Amazon forests. Yet little is done to promote their development.



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