Author: Molnar, Michelle Leigh
The rainforests of North America are recognized for supporting some of the world’s most noteworthy experiments in conservation-based management. This study analyzes the structure and effectiveness of a relatively new approach to the conservation of biodiversity – ecosystem-based management, and provides recommendations as to how the province of B.C. can effectively promote the preservation of biodiversity, while balancing the needs of society. This is explored through a comparative analysis of the habitat and socio-economic conditions of three rainforests located on the pacific coast of North America, including the Tongass National Forest, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Clayoquot Sound. Best practices indicate that strong legislation, stakeholder collaboration, and community support are integral to develop a framework for implementation.
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