Rehabilitated rainforests support biodiversity - 29 Oct 2009  
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In a study published in the science journal Conservation Biology, Dr. David Edwards of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom compared three areas of rainforest in northeast Borneo island, one being untouched original growth, the next, deforested regions that were actively replanted, and finally, deforested regions that were left unplanted.

He found that the actively rehabilitated forests recovered from logging and returned to untouched forest levels of biodiversity within 15 years. Dr. Edwards concluded that this study could provide good motivation to protect and restore previously logged forests, especially those that might be under additional threat of deforestation
for oil palm and other such crops.

Dr. Edwards and University of Leeds associates, we laud your findings that show how we can best assist our damaged rainforests as well as the ecosphere. May we all work together to help bring back the vitality and pristine beauty of our magnificent Earth.