Sustainable rainforest management

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Sustainable rainforest management

  1. 1. Rainforest: SustainableManagement
  2. 2. Why manage the deforestation?Why manage the deforestation?Uncontrolled and unchecked exploitation cancause irreversible damage such as loss ofbiodiversity, soil erosion, flooding and climatechange.So, sustainable use of the forest is essential.Sustainable development will meet the needsof the population without compromising theneeds of future generations.
  3. 3. Sustainable ManagementSustainable Management• Agro-forestry - growing trees and crops at thesame time.• This lets farmers take advantage of shelterfrom the canopy of trees.• It prevents soil erosion and the crops benefitfrom the nutrients from the dead organicmatter.• Selective logging - trees are only felled whenthey reach a particular height.• This allows young trees a guaranteed life spanand the forest will regain full maturity afteraround 30-50 years.• Education - ensuring those involved inexploitation and management of the forestunderstand the consequences behind theiractions.
  4. 4. Sustainable ManagementSustainable Management• Afforestation - the opposite ofdeforestation. If trees are cutdown, they are replaced tomaintain the canopy.• Forest reserves - areas protectedfrom exploitation.• Monitoring - use of satellitetechnology and photography tocheck that any activities takingplace are legal and followguidelines for sustainability.
  5. 5. Don’t forget for the highest marks (A*, A or C atfoundation) you must name examples – here are theones from the videos• In North East India indigenous people are usingelephants to carry logs instead of machinery.• This means you do not have to clear trees purely tomake room for the huge machinery• Elephants are environmentally friendly, do much lessdamage and do not pollute.
  6. 6. • In Costa Rica they have turned most of their rainforestsinto National Parks so they are protected by law andcannot be logged.• The satellite picture shows how turning forest intoNational Parks and reserves in Uganda has had amassive impact on tree growth since the 1970’s
  7. 7. • Now play a the silly arcade game to helpyou remember!• You have a choice of which one this timebut beware, some of them are noisy andnot so helpful• Aim is to learn!!• Link on the FB page

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