This issue of Unasylva looks at balancing conservation and use of forests and their biodiversity.
October 2010: The latest issue of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) journal Unasylva contains articles from case studies around the world on interactions among forests, people and wildlife.
As a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity, it examines the challenges of balancing conservation and use of biodiversity in forests. Articles in the issue discuss the management of forests for the benefit of people and wildlife, human-wildlife conflict, the potential risks of ecotourism, and overuse and uncontrolled trade. Articles also address wildlife legislation, forest health, community involvement in biodiversity conservation, and the outlook for biodiversity conservation in the context of global climate change negotiations, including the role of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). [Unasylva No. 236, Vol. 61]