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.



Zoning Forests for Multiple Use and Nature Conservation

Pressure on forest resources is increasing rapidly in Uganda as in many developing countries, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It is therefore important that the existence of Forest Reserves is justified by ensuring that they can provide for a range of uses, rather than just one. It is clear that, while demand for timber is high and rising, demand for other products and services from the forest, such as supplying building poles, firewood, clean water, soil protection services, amenity opportunities and wildlife conservation, is often just as high or higher.


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