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Section II: NTFP species profiles from around the world Introduction by Patricia Shanley, Alan R Pierce, Sarah A Laird and

ByAbraham Guillén

Profiles were selected to not only illustrate issues raised by particular classes of products, but also diversity in plant forms (ie trees, vines, herbs), sources (eg primary forest, secondary forest, fallow), uses (eg medicinal, food, incense, construction, handicrafts) and markets (subsistence, local, regional, international).