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Maximum Yield?: Sustainable Agriculture as a Tool for Conservation

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:05 PM
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Biodiversity Support Program (BSP)© 2001 In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

By R. Margoluis, V. Russell, M. Gonzalez, O. Rojas, J. Magdaleno, G. Madrid, and D. Kaimowitz, © 2001 Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) In the 1980's, sustainable agriculture gained popularity among international conservation organizations as a tool for project managers to combat deforestation and thus reach conservation goals. The research presented here found that sustainable agriculture decreases deforestation only under certain conditions but that it serves as an important mechanism to decrease other threats to biodiversity, such as fire.

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