Supply of wood;
Retention of soil;
Regulation of run-off;
Stabilization of climate;
Source of minor forest products;
Pool of new useful plant species;
Pool of genetic material useful in other ways;
Home and food source of animals, and of hunting-gathering tribes;
Matrix of evolution;
Source of knowledge;
Object of respect for the creation;
Medium for education and recreation.
KeywordsBiomass Rubber Cocaine Sponge Malaria
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