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Biodiversity in the Caribbean

Biodiversity in the Caribbean

management and benefits : proceedings of the Ninth Meeting of Caribbean Foresters at the Dominican Republic, June 1-5, 1998

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Published by USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry in Río Piedras, P.R .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biological diversity -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.,
  • Ecosystem management -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesProceedings of the Ninth Meeting of Caribbean Foresters.
    Statementcompiled and edited by Carleen Yocum and Ariel E. Lugo.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsYocum, Carleen., Lugo, Ariel E., International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationii, 130 p.
    Number of Pages130
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17718952M


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