Thanh Hoa is a province in the north-central region of Viet Nam. The bamboo forest area covers 180,786 ha, accounting for 16.3% of the total natural land area. There have been few attempts to assess the type and extent of ecosystem services (ES) provided by the bamboo forests in Thanh Hoa province. This study attempts […]
Volume 1 Issue 2: Conservation and Communities The second issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update explores the complex, interwoven relationships between bamboo, rattan, and the species which depend on these plants, including humans. Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation at Los Angeles Zoo, reflects on his experiences working with giant pandas, and on the intimate, evolving relationship between […]
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While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. Fast growing, with a high rate of carbon storage and a wide spread across the tropics and subtropics, understanding the dynamics of carbon cycle in the bamboo forest ecosystem is critically important for […]
Why is bamboo so important for sustainable development, and what can other countries learn from China’s management of the bamboo sector? This short briefing note introduces bamboo’s potential for environmental protection, and the development of the sector in China to date. It was prepared by INBAR for the China Council for the 2019 Annual General Meeting […]
East Africa has abundant bamboo resources. Understanding the physical and mechanical properties of these bamboos is crucial for developing appropriate value chains. Under the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, bamboo resource assessments were undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, using remote sensing technology and market and value-chain studies.
This Working Paper analyses the bamboo stocks present in Vietnam, using remote-sensing methodology. The assessment finds that there are 1.5 million hectares of pure and mixed bamboo forest in Vietnam, accounting for over 10% of the country’s total forest area and 5% of the total country area. This assessment was conducted as part of the Global Assessment […]