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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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An Introduction to Nature Conservation

There are many misconceptions about what conservation is all about, which can all too easily prejudice our views towards it. It is therefore important to note that conservation is now typically defined as the management of human use of organisms or ecosystems so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations, while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations (IUCN/UNEP/WWF, 1991).

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