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Bamboo Biodiversity: Africa, Madagascar and the Americas

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Bamboo Biodiversity: Africa, Madagascar and the Americas

Author:

Nadia Bystriakova; Valerie Kapos; Igor Lysenko

Publisher:

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), INBAR

Year:

2004

Pages:

89

Keywords:

bamboo, biodiversity, assessment, Africa, Madagascar, North America, South America

Very little is known about the distribution and ecological roles of bamboo, particularly outside of Asia. This report is a first step towards quantifying existing resources of bamboo and their ecological importance in Africa, Madagascar and the Americas. Knowledge of the magnitude and distribution of these resources is a necessary precursor to planning and implementing conservation and sustainable management of bamboos in the wild. The report was written in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, whose detailed map-based databases made development of the methodology possible.

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