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Bamboo Biodiversity: Information for Planning Conservation and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

Working Papers
Bamboo Biodiversity: Information for Planning Conservation and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author:

Nadia Bystriakova; Valerie Kapos; Chris Stapleton; Igor Lysenko

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2003

Pages:

18

Keywords:

bamboo, biodiversity, conservation, management, Asia, Asia-Pacific

The bamboo plant supports an international trade which is worth more than USD 2 billion per year. Yet international trade represents only a small proportion of total bamboo usage – domestic use is estimated to account for at least 80 per cent. Bamboo is
thus a major world commodity. This work is a first step towards quantifying bamboo resources in the world. It presents an  innovative approach to quantifying the likely range of the various bamboo species. It also, through the aggregation of overlapping ranges, has something to contribute to knowledge about bamboo biodiversity. The innovative approach used here can be applied
to the study of other species associated with mapped ecosystems.

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