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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.

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Foreword

This book originated from the training component of the EC funded Natural Forests Management and Conservation Project, the first phase of which was implemented within the Uganda Forest Department from 1988 to 1995. One of the main tasks undertaken was a series of in-service courses, introducing Forest Officers to nature conservation issues as they relate to forest management. These training courses were co-ordinated by the author of this book and by Mr. Edward Mupada of the Uganda Forest Department and were run by the co-ordinators and staff of Nyabyeya Forestry College.

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