Table 1. Details of the case studies included in the CEPFOR project, which formed the basis of the BBN.

Community Names

Species Name

Part used and marketing chain
Carmen del Emero, La Paz, Bolivia
San Silvestre, La Paz, Bolivia

Theobroma cacao
Organic cocoa

Bean extracted from seed pod and traded
Beans processed into cocoa paste





Santa Rosa Challana, La Paz, Bolivia
Tomachi, La Paz, Bolivia

Hevea brasiliensis
Natural rubber

Trunk cut for latex and rubber goods processed
Trunk cut for latex and latex rubber traded





Pucasucho, La Paz, Bolivia

Clusia and Protium spp.

Trunk cut for resin and incense traded





Pucasucho, La Paz, Bolivia

Clusia and Protium spp.

Trunk cut for resin and copal traded





Carmen Surutú, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Candelaria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Potrero San Rafael, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Carludovica palmata
jipi japa palm

Leaves dried and woven into jipi japa hats
Leaves dried and and woven into jipi japa tourist crafts
Leaves dried and woven into jipi japa tourist crafts





La Esperanza, Guerrero, Mexico
Topiltepec, Guerrero, Mexico

Brahea dulcis
soyate palm

Leaves boiled, dried, plaited into strips, and woven into hats, mats, etc.





La Esperanza, Guerrero, Mexico

Agave cupreata
Maguey

Heart of the maguey plant fermented to produce traditional drink mexcal, for trade





Santa Martha Latuvi, Oaxaca, Mexico

Tricholoma magnivelare (Matsutake)
wild mushrooms

Fruiting body collected and exported fresh





San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Oaxaco, Mexico

Amanita caesarea (hongos de huevo)
Cantharellus cibarius (duraznito)
Boletus edulis (porcini)

Fruiting body collected and sold fresh locally, or dried for regional and national sale





Arroyo Blanco, Oaxaco, Mexico
Agua Pescadito, Oaxaco, Mexico

Aechmea magdalenae
Pita

Fiber extracted from the leaves and cleaned and combed into pita fiber sold for making thread





Monte Tinta, Oaxaco, Mexico

Chamaedorea elegans etc.
camedora palm

Palm fronds collected and traded as bundles of floral greens





Santa Cruz Yagavila, Oaxaco, Mexico
San Miguel Tiltepec, Oaxaco, Mexico

Chamaedorea tepejilote

Inflorescence (clusters of flowers) collected and sold fresh as food