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ScienceFest Debate: Does Industrial Logging Have a Place in Tropical Forest Conservation?

  11/27/2012

Does Industrial Logging Have a Place in Tropical Forest Conservation?

Can commercial logging be a force for large-scale tropical forest conservation outcomes through forest certification and REDD+? Or is community forestry the only answer, and the idea that industrial-scale logging could help save tropical forests like the fox convincing the chickens to go for a nighttime stroll in the deep, dark woods? Jack Putz of the University of Florida and Barbara Zimmerman, director of the Kayapo Project of the International Conservation Fund of Canada, present on the science, debate the issues and take your questions.


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