Ecology and Society: Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities

carbon cycling underway in Costa Rican lowland rainforest

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/forest-people-can-gather-necessary-carbon-data-16689

Recently this news story was published to climate central covering a paper published in Ecology and Society: Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities  the authors describe using trained local people to collect accurate biomass data, important for estimating carbon sequestration potential of their forests.  This sounds like a great way to combine research into climate mitigation potential of the world’s remaining forests with capacity building of local communities.  The sorts of flow-on benefits of this sort of project for education and conservation awareness could be great.

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