The world's forests will collapse if we don't learn to say 'no'

Laurance, Bill (2016) The world's forests will collapse if we don't learn to say 'no'. The Conversation, 5 February 2016. pp. 1-4.

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[Extract] An alarming new study has shown that the world's forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of "core forest" — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes — are vanishing even faster.

Core forests are disappearing because a tsunami of new roads, dams, power lines, pipelines and other infrastructure is rapidly slicing into the world's last wild places, opening them up like a flayed fish to deforestation, fragmentation, poaching and other destructive activities.

Most vulnerable of all are forests in the tropics. These forests sustain the planet's most biologically rich and environmentally important habitats. The collapse of the world's forests isn't going to stop until we start to say "no" to environmentally destructive projects.

Item ID: 42491
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: biodiversity, dams, deforestation, Dutch Disease, infrastructure, roads, wilderness
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 05:20
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
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