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Old 12-18-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default Carbon Emission Reduction Strategies May Undermine Tropical Biodiversity Conservation, Conservationi

Carbon emission reduction strategies may undermine tropical biodiversity conservation, conservationists warn,
ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2010)

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“Conservationists have warned that carbon emission reduction strategies such as REDD may undermine, not enhance, long-term prospects for biodiversity conservation in the tropics… REDD is a United Nations designed mechanism for carbon emission trading that provides financial compensation to developing countries for improved management and protection of their forest resources. If it works, REDD could strengthen the global fight against climate change, and create an opportunity for carbon-rich tropical countries to protect threatened biodiversity as a co-benefit of maintaining forests and the carbon they store… The paper points out that preferential targeting of peatland under REDD could intensify pressures to establish oil palm and paper/pulp plantations in forests that are more important for biodiversity conservation. This problem is not unique to Indonesia, but is a concern throughout the tropics.“
Blast… more unintended consequences to the environment.
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