Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (12): 1-3.

• Articles •    

The Report of Status of Firewood in Baka, Xishuangbanna

ZENG Rong LI Zi-Neng HUANG Jian - Guo   

  1. The Institute of Menglun Natural Reserve
  • Online:2000-12-26 Published:2000-12-26


Implementing of "Production Responsibility System", utilizations of both land and bio - resources have turned to base on individual household. Economic development ofjinuo people, an ethnic group who live in the mountainous area and still prac-tice slash - and - bum cultivation, relies only on simple exploration of the natural resources with decrease of local forest resources and loss of biological species. A study has been conducted on fuel wood resources and species used by 60 percent of the house-holds in Baka Xiao Zhai village. It is found that 34.5 percent of fuel wood consumed is from fuel wood plantation, 14.5 percent from the community forests, 44.2 percent from the household forest, and 6.7 percent from nature reserve. In this paper, sugges-tion and recommendation are proposed, basing the study on changes in fuel wood supply and consumption and corresponding rea-sons.

Key words: Fuel wood, Xishuangbanna, Baka