This thesis has reviewed the evolution of the concept of forests from a source of livelihood, to agricultural space, to the point of being the predominant impetus of progressing industrialization, and finally to a multi-functional concept as it is known—however, not always perceived—today. Throughout this evolution, forests prove to be a manifest development factor, with the forest utilization patterns interlinked with the status of development, and the forest conservation patterns interlinked with the decline in possible forest uses.
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