Flashcards in Unit 1B - Tropical Rainforests - Sustainable management Deck (11)
What is selective logging and replanting? Pros and cons?
Loggers choose only wood that is highly valued to cut down and then replace trees
+ve: more sustainable than clear felling
-ve: takes many years to grow back and may affect other trees
2 benefits of ecotourism?
Local guides - educate tourists about how to protect/manage TRF
Small scale and expensive profits go into local area to help preserve/conserve
Why are international agreements not always successful?
Not every country agrees/signs up
How does debt reduction link to sustainable management?
Poorer countries have portions of their debts wiped out or paid for in exchange for promising to protect/conserve natural environment
What does FSC stand for and what do they do?
Forest Stewardship Council, mark their sustainability-sourced timber products with their logo
What have Malaysia done to become sustainable?
Selective Logging and replanting
What is sustainable use of forest?
Uses that allow current generations to make a living from forest without damaging it for future generations to use.
How does conservation and education link to sustainable management?
TRF preserved in conservation areas, which can be used for education, scientific research and tourism.
Benefit of education and conservation?
Area isn't cut down and people are educated about damage of deforestation, encouraging them to buy sustainably-sourced products
6 ways of sustainably managing TRFs?
Selective logging, replanting, ecotourism, international agreements, reduced debts, education and conservation