Introducing Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst and its non-timber forest product, frankincense

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​Introducing Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst and its non-timber forest product, frankincense​
Gebrehiwot, K.; Muys, B.; Haile, M. & Mitloehner, R.​ (2003) 
The International Forestry Review5(4) pp. 348​-353​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1505/IFOR.5.4.348.22661 

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Authors
Gebrehiwot, K.; Muys, B.; Haile, M.; Mitloehner, Ralph
Abstract
Bosiwllia papyrifra has been an important Multipurpose tree species in central and eastern Africa since ancient times. The species is best known for its non-timber forest product, frankincense. In addition, it has numerous environmental, socio-economic, traditional and industrial uses. However, the species is declining at an alarming rate and thus needs priority in conservation. Populations are facing degradation due to agricultural expansion, overgrazing, fire, poor incense harvesting practices, shifting cultivation, termite and other infestations and urgent conservation measures are required to save the species. Conservation strategies could include promotion of natural regeneration through closed areas and enrichment planting. Nevertheless, more ecological and silvicultural studies are required in order to streamline specific interventions.
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2003
Journal
The International Forestry Review 
Organization
Abteilung Waldbau und Waldökologie der Tropen ; Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie ; Burckhardt-Institut ; Abteilung Waldbau und Waldökologie der Tropen 
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1465-5489

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