11 May '12, 3pm

Study Calls Selective Logging the Most Realistic Conservation Strategy

11 May 2012: Study Calls Selective Logging Most Realistic Conservation Strategy A new study says that well-managed selective logging may be the only realistic solution to conserving tropical forests in the face of a rapacious global demand for timber resources. In an analysis of more than Sustainable Palm Oil: Rainforest Savior or Fig Leaf? The push to promote sustainable palm oil is turning into a test case for green consumerism. The outcome could help determine the future of rainforests — and whether consumer pressure can really sway corporate giants. READ THE e360 REPORT 100 studies, researchers at the University of Florida found that while even selective logging has a significant impact on biodiversity in tropical forests and carbon storage capacity, those impacts are “survivable and reversible to a degree” if the forests are given time to recover. In fact, the researc...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/study_calls_selective_logging...

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