A Nature Conservation Source-Book for Forestry Professionals

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The protection and conservation of forest land is a complex and emotive issue. Tropical forests have long been a source of livelihood for millions of people, and there is no reason why this should not continue. The essence of conservation is making informed decisions on the balance between utilisation and protection. This book brings the ideas and science underlying nature conservation to the attention of those responsible for managing tropical forests for a range of users. It grew from a series of notes for a training course in Uganda, and therefore includes many examples from that country. Includes black and white illustrations and colour photos.



Biological Inventory and its Application in Forest Nature Conservation

The forest estate of any country, Uganda included, is not homogeneous. Different forests support different forest types and species; some are larger than others; some are surrounded by dense rural populations; some are near main roads or towns. If we decide that we would like to have a rational system of management that ensures that all that is of conservation value is protected, then how do we decide which parts of the forest estate to protect? It is generally unrealistic to try to protect everything, because conservation (like most forms of management) costs time and money and resources.


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