Forests and fisheries are among the biological resources that have
commercial value. Our goal is to conserve these resources for sustained
harvest as well as for their recreational, aesthetic, and moral value. This
section should foster your understanding of concepts covered in the text
specific to forestry, deforestation, forest management, fisheries, whales
and other marine mammals.
How Does Fragmentation of Tropical Forests Contribute to Habitat Destruction?
Although tropical rain forests occupy only about 7% of the land area of
the world, they provide the habitat for at least one-half the worldís
species of plants and animals. About 100 million people live in rain forests
or depend on them for their livelihood.
Photo courtesy of Colorado Division of Wildlife