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The conservation of biodiversity is an essential part of sustainable forest management. Forests cover nearly one third of the world’s total land area and are vital in ensuring environmental functions such as climate regulation and soil conservation in addition to biodiversity. They provide habitats for a large array of plants and animals, many of which are rare or threatened. Biologically diverse forests also contribute to the sustainability of the wider landscape and provide a range of other ecosystem services.

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