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- van Oosterzee, Penny; Blignaut, James; Bradshaw, Corey J. A.
- Conservation letters 2012 v.5 no.4 pp. 266-273
- biodiversity; deforestation; ecosystem services; forest management; forests; governance; greenhouse gas emissions; insurance; issues and policy; opportunity costs; poverty; risk assessment; windthrow
- ... Workable financial mechanisms are essential to abate greenhouse gas emissions. Deforestation, which contributes a large proportion of total global emissions, must be avoided as an effective emissions‐reduction tactic, and to alleviate biodiversity loss and poverty. However, incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) have had mixed and suboptimal success because ...
- Putz, Francis E.; Zuidema, Pieter A.; Synnott, Timothy; Peña‐Claros, Marielos; Pinard, Michelle A.; Sheil, Douglas; Vanclay, Jerome K.; Sist, Plinio; Gourlet‐Fleury, Sylvie; Griscom, Bronson; Palmer, John; Zagt, Roderick
- Conservation letters 2012 v.5 no.4 pp. 296-303
- biodiversity; birds; carbon; carbon sinks; conservation areas; deforestation; forest products; invertebrates; logging; mammals; researchers; timber production; tropical and subtropical forestry; tropical forests
- ... Most tropical forests outside protected areas have been or will be selectively logged so it is essential to maximize the conservation values of partially harvested areas. Here we examine the extent to which these forests sustain timber production, retain species, and conserve carbon stocks. We then describe some improvements in tropical forestry and how their implementation can be promoted. A simp ...