Tropical Rainforests - Sustainable Rainforest Management


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Debt reduction
Countries are relieved of some of their debt in return for protecting their rainforests.
Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and may involve education. It is usually carried out in small groups and has minimal impact on the local ecosystem.
Selective logging
The cutting out of trees that are mature or inferior to encourage the growth of the remaining trees in a forest or wood.
Actions and forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of tropical forests and the ecological communities that inhabit them.
The International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA)
Set up in 2006 to "promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and to promote the sustainable management of tropical timber producing forests".
71 countries
have signed up to the ITTA
Forest Stewardship Council, certify only sustainably logged timber
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
came up with the idea of conservation swaps