The forest is an ecosystem in which numerous living organisms live together. The forester is obviously well placed to know about these environments and to protect them. Wood production is perfectly compatible with the conservation of an “ordinary” biological diversity. The concepts put into practice and made accessible to the general public by Pro Silva are visible proof of this in many European countries. As regards the benefits to society of this remarkable biodiversity and how they are taken into account, whether this be by choice or by obligation, it seems indispensable that any loss of earning or absence of revenue incurred should be taken in charge by this same society.

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