Recommendations for sustainable management of the Chamaedorea (xaté) resources of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Belize

BRIDGEWATER, S. G. M. and Garwood, N. C and Bateman, R. M. and PENN, M. G. and Morgan, H. Porter and Wicks, N. and Pickles, P. (2007) Recommendations for sustainable management of the Chamaedorea (xaté) resources of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Belize. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The existing regulations drafted by the Belize Forest Department (BFD) governing the granting of xaté concessions provide an excellent basis for the development of a sustainable national industry and should be maintained. These include: (i) the harvesting of adult palms only; (ii) the harvesting of one leaf per individual palm per year; (iii) entering the harvesting area once per year in order to minimize disturbances; iv) the development of a verifiable management plan based on inventory data which stipulates annual allowable cuts, (iv) the remove of only market-quality leaves from plants; (v) payment to xateros by quality of leaves rather than by quantity of leaves. The BFD should consider further restricting the harvesting of leaves from reproductively active individuals.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Darwin Initiative
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (H) Protected Areas > (HC) Forest Reserve
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3C) Other Universities
      Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 11:35
      Last Modified: 14 Aug 2015 11:35
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1507

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