AMAZON RAINFOREST - SUSTAINABILITY AND MANAGEMENT

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Agroforestry
- Rainforest food products being collected sustainably from fully functioning forests. - Forest that are heavily reliant on crops wont have to give crops away wont be effected. - But crops are going to run out eventually.
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Selective logging
- Tree is identified and marked as needing to be chopped down. - Consideration into which way it would fall. - Tree is removed and replanting is considered. - Only a few trees taken from each area so overall forest structure is kept. - Costs more.
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Debt for nature swap
-Countries agree to forgetting debt so that money can be spent on protecting rainforest.-Fair, equal+legal.-Risk of financial problems in long term, by ignoring debt.-2008: USA reduced Peru's debt by $25mil in exchange for rainforest conservation.
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Ecotourism
-Developing sustainable tourism where tourists can learn about and help protect rainforest.-Educational and financially helping for rainforest.-May frighten animals and disturb forest floor.-Provides jobs for local people.-Successful in Costa Rica.
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Conservation
-National parks+nature reserves.-Damaging activities (e.g. logging) restricted.-Money from overseas enforce restrictions on damaging activities+promote sustainable use of rainforests.-Norway paid $1bil into Brazil's Amazon Fund (conservation).
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Education
-Educating internationally about deforestation impacts encourage people to buy products from sustainably managed sources.-Educate local people(who try make money by deforestation to overcome poverty(illegal logging))-provide ecotourism jobs instead
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International Hardwood Agreements
-Hardwood=e.g.mahogany/teak-hard+used for furniture.-High demand for hardwood from richer countries=trees becoming rarer+deforestation increase.-International agreements promote hardwood from sustainably managed forests.E.g.Forest Stewardship Council
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Selective logging

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- Tree is identified and marked as needing to be chopped down. - Consideration into which way it would fall. - Tree is removed and replanting is considered. - Only a few trees taken from each area so overall forest structure is kept. - Costs more.

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Debt for nature swap

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Ecotourism

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Conservation

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