Turning back the tide of destruction in the world's forests

    Forests of Hope: Stories of Regeneration

    Earthscan/New Society, £19.99, $29.95, (pbk)
    Commercial logging operations and clearance for agriculture are wreaking havoc in forests around the world, as conservationists frequently remind us. So it is refreshing to come across a book that presents positive stories of forest conservation. Forests of Hope: Stories of Regeneration by Christian Küchli (Earthscan/New Society, £19.99, $29.95, pbk) describes communities caring for trees. We read, for example, of the residents of Hu Zhai, China, who are planting trees in a battle against erosion; and of the women of Kitui in Kenya whose tree planting is crucial to the community's livelihood.

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    Turning back the tide of destruction in the world's forests. Nature 390, 670 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1038/37755

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