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Wildlife Habitat and Biodiversity

Wildlife is an integral part of any healthy forest community. Forests provide food and shelter for numerous wildlife species. In return, many of these species aid in seed dispersal, forest pest control, and many other ecological tasks that perpetuate healthy forests. Sustainability involves managing forests so that populations of native wildlife species persist for future generations.

Biodiversity refers to the richness or variety of animal, plant, and other life in a given area, as well as the complex interactions between species and the natural communities and ecosystems they form. The decline of forest habitat and the related loss of biodiversity is a worldwide environmental issue. The following resources provide strategies to help conserve forest biodiversity:

 

 
 

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