Deforestation and species loss

TitleDeforestation and species loss
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsMiller, KR, Reid, WV, Barber, CV
EditorMathews, JT
Book TitlePreserving the Global Environment: The Challenge of Shared Leadership
Date Published1991
PublisherW.W. Norton
CityNew York
Call NumberHC110.E5P68 1991
Keywordsbadordinal; biodiversity; environmental policy; international cooperation; United States

Deforestation and species loss are problems that have plagued modernization the world over. The worldwide estimate of the deforestation rate which was calculated by the FAO in 1980 was a loss of some 11.3 million hectares annually. With the loss of these forests, animals species biodiversity is greatly threatened. Population pressure and bad governmental policies has led to much deforestation. Global implications are that the world's food supply at risk, as well as, the international commerce based on the trade of agricultural commodities. It is necessary to reform government policies regarding land use to help manage the problem.

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Local system: LIAS1551420

Local system: (OCoLC)22386753

General Note: At head of title: The American Assembly, Columbia University. World Resources Institute, Washington, DC

General Note: Includes index

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