Authenticity as a means of measuring forest quality
Author: Dudley, N.
Source: Biodiversity Letters, Volume 3, Number 1, 1996 , pp. 6-9(4)
Abstract:WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, has proposed that there should be four general criteria of forest quality (Dudley, Stolton & Jeanrenaud, 1993): • authenticity; • forest health; • environmental benefits; • other social and economic benefits. In this framework, authenticity defines the ecological value of a forest and is a measure of biodiversity. In the following essay, it is argued that the concept of authenticity offers advantages over alternatives when identifying and describing biodiversity and in drawing up ecologically-beneficial managegment plans.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1996-01-01