Land-sharing versus land-sparing logging: reconciling timber extraction with biodiversity conservation.

@article{Edwards2014LandsharingVL,
  title={Land-sharing versus land-sparing logging: reconciling timber extraction with biodiversity conservation.},
  author={David P Edwards and James J Gilroy and Paul Woodcock and Felicity A. Edwards and Trond H. Larsen and David J. Andrews and Mia A. Derh{\'e} and Teegan D S Docherty and Wayne W. Hsu and S. Mitchell and Takahiro Ota and Leah J. Williams and William F. Laurance and Keith C Hamer and David S. Wilcove},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={183-91}
}
Selective logging is a major driver of rainforest degradation across the tropics. Two competing logging strategies are proposed to meet timber demands with the least impact on biodiversity: land sharing, which combines timber extraction with biodiversity protection across the concession; and land sparing, in which higher intensity logging is combined with the protection of intact primary forest reserves. We evaluate these strategies by comparing the abundances and species richness of birds… CONTINUE READING