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 […]
Report of the international trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2016, based on analysis of UN COMTRADE statistics.
The book tells stories of bamboo industry development in China focusing on 100 people who define China’s booming bamboo industry. From the perspectives of economic development, improvement of people’s living standards, environmental protection, technological innovation and the bamboo culture, the book tells unique, fresh and lively stories about the processing and utilization of bamboo resources, […]
The translated third edition of this construction manual, first published in 2005, provides a basic, hands-on guide to using bamboo for construction: from choosing and treating the raw material, to putting together durable and safe structures. It draws heavily on experiences from the Andean region of Latin America, where bamboo is a historical construction material. […]
This report presents the results of a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint analysis of a selection of industrial bamboo products that are manufactured by the company MOSO International. The analysis was done to determine the impact that their production and disposal have on the environment. Bamboo flooring, decking, panels and beams have been evaluated. […]
This report presents the first study into the vulnerability and resilience of bamboo forest ecosystems to climate change in China. Climate change is causing significant changes to eco-systems, socio economics and human health. Chishui, one of the famous hometowns of bamboo in China, is located in a transition area between the Yungui Plateau and the […]