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Transcript of Forest Conservation
Fig: Employment in the forest industry http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/canada/sustainable-forest-management/criteria-indicators/13251
What is Forest Conservation?
Forest conservation means protecting important habitats and using forests' renewable resources wisely.’ (WWF).
Why is forest conservation important?
What are the costs involved during forest conservation?
What are the long-term impacts of conserving forests?
Costs of Forest Conservation
Accommodates over 300 million people worldwide.
The Australian government spends AUD $2.96 million per year.
Increases cost of production for businesses and firms.
Increases prices for consumers.
May contribute to economic inflation
Environmentally sound or expensive?
Reduces impacts of climate change
Reduces levels of Carbon dioxide
Lessens the impacts of soil erosion, which reduces desertification.
Helps prevent landslides by stopping surface run-off.
Reduces the effects of global warming by keeping the atmosphere cooler.
The Importance of Forest Conservation
Reduces the impact of climate change
Almost 1.6 billion people across the world depend on forests for a living.
Inflation and Conservation
What are the Long-term Impacts of Forest Conservation?
Increased food production
Less natural disasters
Wildlife will be restored
Less Natural Disasters
Reduced Soil Erosion
Reduced Carbon Emissions
thousands of deaths
Numerous homes and
Forest Conservation is significant and has few drawbacks, thus should be practiced.
To ensure sustainable development, for every tree cut down, two more should be replanted.
Preservation of Biodiversity and Wildlife
Forest Conservation Fund http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/conservation/conservation-on-private-land/private-land-conservation-program/forest-conservation-fund
Price, N, 2011 http://www.seesouthernforests.org/news/forests-water-us-south
The Government of Australia (DoE) http://www.environment.gov.au/node/20482
To understand the importance of forests for the environment and preservation of biodiversity.