Sunday, October 23, 2005

Selective Logging Fails to Sustain Rainforest

The gist:
A four-year, comprehensive survey of the Amazon Basin in Brazil reveals that selective logging--the practice of cutting down just one or two tree species in an area--creates an additional 60 to 123 percent more damage than deforestation alone
Read more here.

This is a paramount piece of news. After all that we have been studying in Geography... are we to learn that selective logging is actually more damaging, contrary to what many people believe? Are decades of scholars wrong? What impact will it have on future policies in Brazil? What stand will Green Groups now take?

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