Forestry

Slash-and-burn ‘improves tropical forest biodiversity’

Slash-and-burn ‘improves tropical forest biodiversity’ – SciDev.Net. Slash-and-burn agricultural practices, banned by governments because of the risk of uncontrolled fires, provide better growing conditions for valuable new trees than more modern methods of forestclearance, a study suggests. Starting in 1996, researchers cleared 24 half-hectare areas of tropical forest in Quintana Roo state, in southern Mexico, … Continue reading