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Pierce, A.R., Shanley, P. 2002. Ecological issues . People and Plants Conservation Series In: Shanley, P., Pierce, A.R., Laird, S.A. and Guillen, A. (eds.). Tapping the green market: certification and management of non-timber forest products. :267-282. London, UK, Earthscan Publications.
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To manage non-timber forest products (NTFPs) properly, it is imperative to have a basic understanding of the biology and ecology of the target species, the site capabilities of the forest under management and the response of the target species o harvesting and other human and natural disturbances. This chapter explores ecological issues relating to NTFP harvest, including knowledge of species harvested, harvest impacts and the importance of trained harvesters.