Sim, H.C., S. Appanah and P.B. Durst (eds.)
Now, rehabilitation procedures seek to go beyond that of commercial timber production—trials are underway to increase biodiversity and ecological services as additional products. Fortunately, such efforts can also be linked to social development. The vast majority of forest restoration schemes can also provide additional income to rural communities, besides increasing their resources. Attempts are also underway to find more innovative ways to support such developments.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific