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Forest and Human Health

Forest and Human Health

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Occasional Paper No. 45
Center for International Forestry Research
Carol J. Pierce ColferDouglas SheilMisa Kishi
Forests and Human Health
Assessing the Evidence
© 2006 by Center for International Forestry ResearchAll rights reservedCover photos by Carol J.P. Colfer, Patricia Shanley, Brian Belcher,Daniel Tiveau, Edmond Dounias Published byCenter for International Forestry ResearchMailing address: P.O. Box 6596 JKPWB, Jakarta 10065, Indonesia
Ofce address: Jl. CIFOR, Situ Gede, Sindang Barang, Bogor Barat 16680, Indonesia
Tel.: +62 (251) 622622; Fax: +62 (251) 622100E-mail: cifor@cgiar.orgWeb site: http://www.cifor.cgiar.org
DonorsThe Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) receives its major funding from governments,international development organizations, private foundations and regional organizations. In
2005, CIFOR received nancial support from Australia, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, China, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pourle développement (CIRAD), Cordaid, Conservation International Foundation (CIF), EuropeanCommission, Finland, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ford
Foundation, France, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), German Federal Ministry forEconomic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Indonesia, International Development Research
Centre (IDRC), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Tropical TimberOrganization (ITTO), Israel, Italy, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Japan, Korea, Netherlands,Norway, Netherlands Development Organization, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), PeruvianSecretariat for International Cooperation (RSCI), Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Swedish University ofAgricultural Sciences (SLU), Switzerland, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape,The Overbrook Foundation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Tropical Forest Foundation, TropenbosInternational, United States, United Kingdom, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),World Bank, World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
AuthorsCarol J. Pierce Colfer
is an anthropologist with a master’s in public health;
Douglas Sheil
is an ecologist with experience in medical pathology; and
Misa Kishi
was trained as a physician, and is a public health specialist.Kishi is a CIFOR visiting scientist and senior environmental health specialist atJSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., and Sheil and Colfer are CIFOR researchers.National Library of Indonesia Cataloging-in-Publication DataColfer, Carol J. PierceForests and human health: assessing the evidence/by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Douglas Sheil, Misa Kishi.Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), 2006. (CIFOR Occasional Paper; No. 45)
ISBN: 979-24-4648-6ISSN 0854-9818
111p.CABI thesaurus: 1. health 2. human diseases 3. tropical forests 4. foods 5. medicinal plants 6. medicine
7. culture 8. indigenous knowledge 9. rural communities
I. Title II. Sheil, Douglas III. Kishi, Misa IV. Series
Forests and Human Health
Assessing the Evidence
Carol J. Pierce ColerDouglas SheilMisa Kishi

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