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Biodiversity in Logged Forests Far Higher Than Once Believed


Environment  (tags: biodiversity, environment, animals, protection, humans, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat )

Cal
- 532 days ago - e360.yale.edu
New research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by h



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John S. (300)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:54 am
Tell me it ain't so.
 

lee e. (114)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:49 pm
I'm not surprised - the damage that all of these industrial enterprises have been wrongly calculated, because most of the scientists involved in any of the areas of contention are bought off - or members of the industry that insists on destroying our world - but more intent on becoming rich! There is no excuse for these beings on the face of this planet
 

John B. (215)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:40 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Fred Pearce. Kudos to Benjamin Ramage and Douglas Sheil for their research and for publishing their findings. Using pseudo-replication to come up with a desired result should never have been used and should not be used in the future. Read and noted.
 

Elaine B. (24)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:38 pm
I wish that 20 or 30 years ago they thought more about the environment, it may have gone a long way to stop some of the struggles the World now has
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:10 pm
Noted
 

Julie F. (63)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:27 pm
ty
 

Nimue P. (230)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:54 am
Noted.
 

Tania Koshman (7)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 4:06 am
noted
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:09 am

Sad,,,Noted
 

John Gregoire (254)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:52 am
WHO PAID FOR THIS SO CALLED RESEARCH? iT GOES AGAINST ALL WE HAVE LEARNED IN THE LAST 50 YEARS OR MORE. lee, tell your story to the hundreds of extirpated species. This is like asking the gas industry to comment on hydrofracking.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:02 am
I don't believe a word of that crap!
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:07 am
Causes of rainforest destruction.
Logging.
Commercial logging companies cut down mature trees that have been selected for their timber. The timber trade defends itself by saying that this method of 'selective' logging ensures that the forest regrows naturally and in time, is once again ready for their 'safe' logging practices (WWF).
In most cases, this is untrue due to the nature of rainforests and of logging practices...
To be continued:
http://www.savetherainforest.org/savetherainforest_006.htm
 

Tom Tree (255)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:31 am
Interesting article,
Thank You for sharing.......
 

Lisa M. (21)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:57 am
Thanks for Sharing This Information.
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:14 pm
Mankind is so ignorant,arrogant,greedy,but moslty stupid. What will be left in the next few years???
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:03 pm
This is very disturbing - and I find it hard to believe. Has the logging industry bought off some of these scientists.
I have to read up more on this subject, and try to find some truth.
Thank you for this very interesting article Cal.( although confusing facts),
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:22 pm
Thank you.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 4:34 pm
Hard to figure out the crux of this article. Somebody is saying 'conservationists' currently would rather turn logged areas into palm oil plantations? I doubt that!
I also don't know if this article is making the distinction between clearcut logging and selective logging. Big difference. And as Ben said above, even selective logging may not be good, depending on the type of forest and type and quantity of selective logging.
If they think a clearcut logged area has more biodiversity than an unlogged area they're full of sh...t. Any way you look at it.
Sounds like developer double-speak. Remember like the recent notion of cutting down forests for biofuel? Stupid and discarded.

It is NEVER 'good' for a mature or old-growth forest or it's biodiversity to cut it all down or to humanly 'manage' it or to monocrop it with something like a palm tree plantation etc.
 

Claudia Acosta (17)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:18 am
Agree with Kenneth L. "It is NEVER 'good' for a mature or old-growth forest or it's biodiversity to cut it all down or to humanly 'manage' it or to monocrop it with something like a palm tree plantation etc. "
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:57 am
this is making no sense...or am I missing something?........
 

Michela m. (3869)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:10 pm


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Muriel Servaege (45)
Friday March 15, 2013, 4:46 pm
Noted.
 

Laurie H. (704)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:04 pm
Some confusion here about the facts, but very interesting & always appreciated posting Cal, Many Thanks!!~
 

Edo R. (71)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:22 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Manuela Annofsky (88)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:18 am
schon gelesen, es ist so schlimm :(
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Monday November 25, 2013, 5:15 pm
This is so sad. Everything is all about the almighty dollar. Never mind who or what you have to kill to get it. Like I have always heard, "Money is the root of all evil." The only thing I don't like about being poor is that I can not help save all the animals and children of this world. But I still do the best I can and give what I can. Noted
 
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