This book presents a technical review of ecological and life history information on
a range of Bornean wildlife species, aimed at identifying what makes these species
sensitive to timber harvesting practices and associated impacts. It addresses three
audiences: 1) those involved in assessing and regulating timber harvesting activities in
Southeast Asia, 2) those involved in trying to achieve conservation goals in the region,
and 3) those undertaking research to improve multipurpose forest management. This book shows that forest management can be improved in many simple ways to allow timber extraction and wildlife conservation to be more compatible than under current
practices. The recommendations can also be valuable to the many governmental
and non-governmental organisations promoting sustainable forest management and
eco-labelling. Finally, it identifies a number of shortcomings and gaps in knowledge,
which the hope can interest the scientific community and promote further research.
This review is, an important scientific step toward understanding and
improving sustainable forestry practices for long-term biodiversity conservation. Even
in the short term, however, significant improvements can be made to improve both
conservation and the efficiency of forest management, and there is no need to delay
action due to a perceived lack of information. In the longer term it is expected that the
recommendations from this review will be implemented, and that further research
will continue to help foster an acceptable balance among the choices needed to
maintain healthy wildlife populations and biodiversity in a productive forest estate.
Topic: forest management,biodiversity,conservation,reviews,wildlife,species diversity,logging effects,research,guidelines
Geographic: Indonesia,Borneo,East Kalimantan
Publisher: CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2005
ISBN: 979-3361-56-5Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.