Avoiding unintended outcomes from REDD

Ventner, Oscar, Watson, James E.M., Meijaard, Erik, Laurance, William F., and Possingham, Hugh P (2010) Avoiding unintended outcomes from REDD. Conservation Biology, 24 (1). pp. 5-6.

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Tropical forests occur almost exclusively in developing countries and sustain at least half of the world’s species (Wilson 1992). These forests store vast amounts of carbon (IPCC 2007) and provide homes and resources for 60 million people (WCFSD 1999). If they continue to be cleared at current rates of 6–12 million ha/year (Achard et al. 2002; FAO 2006), all economically exploitable tropical forests, and the values they sustain, could disappear before 2100 (TCG 2009).

Item ID: 10618
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Keywords: tropical biology; biodiversity; carbon trading; conservation; deforestation; REDD; tropical forests
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 02:52
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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