FAO Urges Increased Attention to Conservation of Highland Forest Ecosystems | WWF

FAO Urges Increased Attention to Conservation of Highland Forest Ecosystems



Posted on 09 December 2011
From FAO news: Rome -The integrity and resilience of mountain forests is under threat from increasing temperatures and wildfires, population growth and food and fuel insecurity, warns a new FAO publication released today. Population pressures and the expansion of intensive agriculture have forced smallholder farmers to move higher towards marginal areas and steep slopes, sparking a loss of forests, warns Mountain Forests in a Changing World.
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