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Geography Factsheet: 2. Managing Tropical Rainforest - The Ecosystem approach

  • Geography Factsheet: 2. Managing Tropical Rainforest - The Ecosystem approach

Geography Factsheet: 2. Managing Tropical Rainforest - The Ecosystem approach

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  • Code: GEA-FSPI-002
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    Tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid rate (see Figure 1). Human activity has reduced their global coverage from over

    18 million km2 to less than 10.5 km2. Although the clearing of the forest produces many short term benefits, to provide a long

    term sustainable resource, tropical rainforests must be carefully managed. The ecosystem management approach uses farming

    techniques that are more applicable to the rainforest environment. These techniques are developed through an understanding of

    the ecosystem and allow the production of valuable resources, but still conserve the rainforest.