Professor James Watson of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland says that not all forests are equal and forest conservation should be prioritised on their relative values.
The researchers say we need to act while we still have intact forests left to save, before mankind destroys them all.
Global and national environmental strategies must retain the integrity of infact forest, and there must be more efforts to stabilise deforestation frontiers and stimulate restoration.
Policy interventions the researchers recommend include;
We need to start cherishing our forests and caring for them all. They look after us; we need to look after them.