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Last updated May 16, 2018
Created May 16, 2018
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Name Asia-Pacific Forests and Forestry to 2020 Forest Policy Brief 03: The Forest Diversity Challenge

Most of the terrestrial biodiversity within the Asia-Pacific region is contained within forests. Protected areas are the mainstay for biodiversity conservation although other forest areas are also important. Habitat destruction and extraction of high-value species are major threats to biodiversity. Ecosystem stability is based on interdependence among constituent species and with biodiversity loss, resilience to change is reduced. Awareness raising, stringent environmental impact assessments, and improved law enforcement are required.

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