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Forest management is concerned with a range of scientific and management activities involved in the husbandry and administration of forested areas in countries around the world. Forests offer a variety of resources that can be exploited for commercial development, but ineffective monitoring regimes in many countries have led to over-exploitation of the forests, often on an unsustainable basis. The teak forests of Thailand, for example, have been almost destroyed through overlogging.

The rate at which the extensive rainforests of the Amazonian region of South America and elsewhereare being felled not only damages the habitation of the people and wildlife living there, but also has a serious negative impact on global warming. When forest management efforts have sought to replant forests, there have been problems caused by ...

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