Forest Conservation

Cover - Forest Conservation
  • Forest Conservation
  • Volume 345
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 921507 86 1
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 921507 87 8
  • Year: 2012
  • E-book: $28.00

Australia’s unique forests are a major natural asset in terms of biodiversity conservation, the global carbon cycle, fresh water supplies, and the maintenance of environmental and social values. Forests are also a key economic asset to Australia, providing essential timber and wood products and recreation, and employing thousands of people in the forestry and tourism industries. What policy and regulatory measures are in place to conserve Australia’s forests?  This book examines how the Australian government and the community as a whole are trying to strike a balance between forest conservation and sustainable forest management through such measures as the reserve system and regional agreements.  Issues addressed also include illegal logging overseas, forest products certification, and the heated debate over logging Tasmania’s old growth forests. How do we produce renewable timber for present and future generations, but also preserve our forests’ environmental, social and economic values?

Chapter 1: Forest conservation

Chapter 2: Sustainable forest management

Worksheets and activities; Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index