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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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Rarity and Nature Conservation

A rare species is one whose total population is comprised of relatively few individuals. Rarity can be considered at various levels, such as local, national and global. In general, species which are globally rare are worthy of greater conservation effort than those that are only locally rare but common elsewhere.

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