Deforestation and the Multiple Functions of Tropical Watersheds.

TitleDeforestation and the Multiple Functions of Tropical Watersheds.
Publication TypePolicy Brief
Authorsvan Noordwijk M, Bruijnzeel S
ContactAuthorvan Noordwijk M
Secondary TitleASB PolicyBriefs 08
PublisherASB Partnership
Year of Publication2008
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractOld-growth Tropical Forests provide several major watershed functions essential to human survival and local livelihoods. They hold soil in place and help maintain the productivity of the land. They also regulate the quantity and timing of water timing of water flows, control sediment loads and so protect water quality. Cutting down tropical forests undermines these valued functions.
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