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Old 03-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Suggestions for a middle ground between unlogged forest and intensively managed lands

Suggestions for a middle ground between unlogged forest and intensively managed lands
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 23:04
e! Science News

Suggestions for a middle ground between unlogged forest and intensively managed lands | e! Science News
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It is increasingly recognized that protected areas alone are not sufficient for successful biodiversity conservation, and that management of production areas (e.g. forestry and agricultural land) plays a crucial role in that respect.Retention forestry and agroforestry are two land management systems aiming to reconcile the production of human goods with biodiversity conservation. The retention forestry model is, as the name suggests, based on retaining some of the local forest structures when harvesting trees in an attempt to preserve local biodiversity. Agroforestry addresses this need through the intentional management of shade trees alongside agricultural crops. Despite the technical differences, both systems provide an intermediary between unlogged forest and intensively managed land. A paper recently published in the open access journal Nature Conservation, draws an important parallel between the two systems...
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