ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Assessing the Benefits of the Forest: the Views of Loggers, Forestry Students, and Citizens
Stilianos Tampakis
 
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Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace,
193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestada, Greece
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2011;20(4):1061–1067
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This paper is an assessment of tangible and intangible benefits of the forest by three groups of people: loggers, university students of forestry and environmental management, citizens of Greece. The paper compares and contrasts the views of the above groups of people. According to the research, the loggers think that the most important functions of the forest are the production of wood products and the creation of opportunities for work. In contrast, forestry students think that the most important benefits of the forest are the production of oxygen and the ability to clean the atmosphere from pollutants. At a national level, citizens think that the most important benefits of the forest are the protection of wildlife and the production of oxygen.
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