Journal of Forest Economics > Vol 29 > Issue 1

Land use, forest preservation and biodiversity in Asia

Editorial article

George Halkos, , Shunsuke Managi,
Suggested Citation
George Halkos and Shunsuke Managi (2017), "Land use, forest preservation and biodiversity in Asia", Journal of Forest Economics: Vol. 29: No. 1, pp 1-3.

Publication Date: 0/12/2017
© 0 2017 George Halkos, Shunsuke Managi
JEL Codes:Q10Q23Q56
AsiaLand useEcosystem ServiceBiodiversity


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Continuous increase in one side of human populations and on the other side on the number of extinct and endangered species in Asia requires appropriate land use and forest preservation. Forests provide a number of benefits such as regulation of global climate and ecosystems, provision of raw materials and wild foods for local communities, watershed protection for a region, national income from ecotourism, carbon sequestration, being a landscape and habitat of rare species. This introduction provides summary for land use, forest preservation and biodiversity policy in Asia.