sábado, 15 de agosto de 2009

Sustainable forest management lessens ecological disasters

Imagem: J. van der Ploeg
Sustainable forest management lessens ecological disasters
Davao City - Amid wanton destruction of Philippine forests, described as the most rapid and most massive in the world, various NGOs and environmentalists see sustainable forest management a crucial undertaking as we face the global threats of climate change.
Authorities say that the never-ending denudation of already limited forest cover results to ecological and economic disasters. According to a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, at least 163,000 hectares of forest is lost every year. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lists, "some 38 areas nationwide are prone to frequent landslides and flooding, most of which are located in the heavily denuded forest areas." Read more > http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=12&fi=p090815.htm&no=06

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