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Navjot's nightmare revisited: logging, agriculture, and biodiversity in Southeast Asia.
Trends Ecol Evol ; 28(9): 531-40, 2013 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23764258
ABSTRACT
In 2004, Navjot Sodhi and colleagues warned that logging and agricultural conversion of Southeast Asia's forests were leading to a biodiversity disaster. We evaluate this prediction against subsequent research and conclude that most of the fauna of the region can persist in logged forests. Conversely, conversion of primary or logged forests to plantation crops, such as oil palm, causes tremendous biodiversity loss. This loss is exacerbated by increased fire frequency. Therefore, we conclude that preventing agricultural conversion of logged forests is essential to conserving the biodiversity of this region. Our analysis also suggests that, because Southeast Asian forests are tightly tied to global commodity markets, conservation payments commensurate with combined returns from logging and subsequent agricultural production may be required to secure long-term forest protection.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Agricultura Florestal / Conservação dos Recursos Naturais / Biodiversidade / Agricultura Aspecto clínico: Predição / Prognóstico País/Região como assunto: Ásia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Trends Ecol Evol Ano de publicação: 2013 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos