Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Forest conservation tools

The March 2008 issue of the IUCN/WWF sustainable forestry publication, Arborvitae, focuses on tools that offer conservation professionals a methodology or practical technology. The methodology-based tools provide analytical frameworks for planning or monitoring conservation efforts and participatory processes for exploring local perceptions of forest use. Technology-based tools (such as computer modelling or remote sensing techniques) may enable the simulation of alternative conservation options or the mapping of species distribution or land-use patterns. Some of the articles in the issue are Monitoring forests from space, Tools to track effectiveness of protected areas, Bird species as indicators of forest health, The poverty-forests tool kit, and Landscape visioning techniques.

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