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How Stopping Deforestation Would Make Us Richer [Infographic]


Deforestation definitely isn't doing nature any favors, but at least there's a financial incentive for it, right?

Well, not really, actually, as this infographic shows.

Based on an economic valuation of Sumatra's Leuser National Park, designer Jan Willem Tulp breaks down the pros and cons of alternatives to deforestation in a beautiful interactive infographic. It maps the relative impact of three different forest management strategies: logging but replanting trees, or "selective-use"; deforestation, which is what's happening to the park now; and total, tree-friendly conservation. Each strategy is then evaluated on how it'd impact the bottom line of different regions, industrial sectors and stakeholders.

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