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|Main Title||Carbon Sequestration, Biological Diversity, and Sustainable Development: Integrated Forest Management.|
|Author||Cairns, M. A. ; Meganck, R. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;United Nations Environment Programme, Kingston (Jamaica).|
|Additional Subjects||Carbon dioxide ; Forest management ; Tropical regions ; Greenhouse gas ; Socioeconomic conditions ; Global warming ; Environmental impacts ; Conservation ; Land use ; Project planning ; Deforestation ; Sustainable development ; Forest plantations ; Biological diversity|
Tropical deforestation provides a significant contribution to anthropogenic increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration that may lead to global warming. Forestation and other forest management options to sequester CO2 in the tropical latitudes may fail unless they address local economic, social, environmental, and political needs of people in the developing world. Forest management is discussed in terms of three objectives: carbon sequestration; sustainable development; and biodiversity conservation. An integrated forest management strategy of land-use planning is proposed to achieve these objectives, and is centered around: preservation of primary forests; intensified use of non-timber resources; agroforestry, and selective use of plantation forestry.