Canadian Forest Service Publications

Binoculars and satellites: developing a conservation framework for boreal forest wildlife at varying scales. 1996. Welsh, D.A.; Venier, L.A. Forest Ecology and Management 85: 53 - 65.

Year: 1996

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 28805

Language: English

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There is widespread agreement throughout the countries of the world from government, industry and the public that the conservation of forest biodiversity and sustainable use of forests are of critical priority. Now that broad ethical support for biodiversity conservation has been achieved, the development and implementation of practical approaches is the next step. Currently, conservation activities are diverse and lack integration, resulting in confusion. In this paper we develop a multi-element conceptual framework to draw together conservation components and provide an overall integrative structure. In addition, we argue that scientists need to be involved in the development of human value systems that will deal with the ethics of forest resource use. As well, they need to work towards the recognition and adoption of biodiversity conservation as a continuous ongoing process rather than an end product.