Cryptic loss of India’s native forests

Puyravaud, Jean-Philippe, Davidar, Priya, and Laurance, William F. (2010) Cryptic loss of India’s native forests. Science, 329 (5987). p. 32.

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[Extract] India sustains some of the world's most imperiled forests, which encompass parts of three recognized biodiversity hotspots (1). How are these crucial forests faring? In 2009, the Forest Survey of India (FSI) announced ostensibly good news: Indian forests had expanded by nearly 5% over the preceding decade (2). Unfortunately, as scientists who have long studied Asian forests, we believe that this view is misleading.

Item ID: 15137
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 00:29
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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