How Might Habitat Loss/Change Create New Opportunities for Some Species as Well?
Why is it happening? Forest loss and degradation is mostly caused by the expansion of agricultural land, intensive harvesting of timber, wood for fuel and other forest products, as well as overgrazing.
The majority of international and national policies aiming to preserve biodiversity also now include recommendations or incentives for curbing habitat loss. Since habitat loss is often caused by the confluence of several drivers, methods to stabilize or reduce problems can take on a variety of forms, including instituting local policies, skills training, economic penalties, and the establishment of protected areas.
In this chapter, we discuss the details and the potential implications of these challenges and opportunities.
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