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close this bookAll that Glitters is not Gold - Balancing Conservation and Development in Venezuela's Frontier Forests (WRI, 1998, 60 pages)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentForeword
View the documentMajor Findings
View the documentMajor Recommendations
Open this folder and view contentsI. Introduction and Policy Background
Open this folder and view contentsII. Future Resource Use and Large-scale Development Plans
Open this folder and view contentsIII. On the Ground: Venezuela's Forest Policy in the Guayana Region
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Who Benefits from Economic Activities in Forests?
View the documentV. Major Findings: Risks and Benefits for Venezuela's Frontier Forests
View the documentVI. Major Recommendations: Alternatives for Sustainably Managing the Guayana Region
View the documentNotes
View the documentAbout the Authors
View the documentBoard Of Directors
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View the documentThe World Resources Institute Forest Frontiers Initiative


We would like to extend special thanks to Kenton Miller and Nigel Sizer for their mentoring and constant support throughout the development of this project. At WRI, valuable comments and guidance came from Paige Brown, Bruce Cabarle, Rob Day, LauraLee Dooley, Paul Faeth, Nels Johnson, Walt Reid, and Mira Waldman. The draft document benefitted greatly from external reviews from Marcus Colchester, Carlos Da Rosa, Alejandro Grajal, Thomas Lovejoy, Barbara Müller, Anna de Ponte, and Chris Sharpe. Robert Stallard, Robert Moran, and Gary MacMahon offered frank and helpful suggestions in the revision of the mining chapter. Doug Mason and Mary Melnyk each provided useful background information, contacts and insights during the early phases of research.

In Venezuela, the authors gratefully acknowledge the guidance and comments of the advisory group: Cecilia de Blohm, Luis Castro Morales, Diego Díaz Martín, José Luis González, Pausolino Martínez Estévez, Jesus Millán Gil, Clemencia Rodner, and Jorge Ruiz del Vizo Blanco. In addition, Vicky Alvarado, Mariapia Bevilacqua, Otto Huber, Mario Gabaldón, Alexander Mansutti Rodríguez, Iokine Rodríguez, Samuel Mendoza, Nilyan Santana, Nalua Silva, Cristina Pardo and Wouter Veening provided valuable information and comments. We would also like to thank the staff of BioGuayana in Puerto Ordaz.

Finally, we would like to thank the research and production staff at WRI: Cornelius Ohland for helping gather information, Daniel Nielsen for patiently preparing the maps, Carol Rosen for her fine editing, Patricia Ardila for translating the report into Spanish, Hyacinth Billings for managing production, Valerie Schwartz for her translation of the endnotes, and Ruth Noguerón for proofreading the translation.