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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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The Role of Protected Areas in Nature Conservation

Protected areas are areas of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means (IUCN, 1994). Not all protected areas are preservation areas: some allow for extraction of certain renewable resources such as timber, while others allow for multiple use by a whole range of user groups. But whatever the details of management, the main purposes of management of protected areas generally include one or more of the following (IUCN, 1994).

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