A major shift to the retention approach for forestry can help resolve some global forest sustainability issues
Franklin, J F; Lohmus, A.; Baker, Simon; Bauhus, Juergen; Beese, W.; Brodie, A.; Kiehl, B.; Kouki, J.; Martinez Pastur, G.; Messier, Christian; Neyland, M.; Palik, B.; Sverdrup-Thygeson, A.; Volney, J.; Wayne, A.; Gustafsson, Lena; Lindenmayer, David B
Approximately 85% of the global forest estate is neither formally protected nor in areas dedicated to intensive wood production (e.g., plantations). Given the spatial extent of unprotected forests, finding management approaches that will sustain their multiple environmental, economic, and cultural values and prevent their conversion to other uses is imperative. The major global challenge of native forest management is further demonstrated by ongoing steep declines in forest biodiversity and...[Show more]
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