The forests of Southeast Asia are important in many ways to the region and its people. They provide a wide range of social, cultural, economic and ecological services, which sustain human lives and contribute to economic development.
They also play host to a large part of the region’s terrestrial biological diversity, which is of global importance. All levels of biodiversity play their role, but genetic diversity, the fundamental level, is crucial to the sustainable use and management of Southeast Asia’s valuable forests for the benefit of present and future generations.
FORSPA Publication No. 31/2002
Publisher: Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific (FORSPA) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Bangkok
Publication Years: 2002
Publication Format: PDF