If development in the rainforest is to be sustainable (e.g. although the resources are used to aid development, it/they will still exist for future generations to use) a number of measures must be taken. These include:
Afforestation – Trees should be replanted in areas of deforestation.
Shifting Cultivation – Farmers should move on after 2-3 years to allow the rainforest to recover.
Rubber tapping – More sustainable methods of exploiting the rainforest should be pursued e.g. rubber tapping
Measuring trees – Trees should only be cut down when they reach a certain size. This will ensure younger trees survive longer and will encourage careful management of the rainforest.