Distributing REDD+ Benefits Among Indigenous and Rural Citizens in the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazons
The Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon Rainforests host some of the most biodiverse habitats in the world which hold present and future monetary and intrinsic value to local and international communities. However, they are threatened by high rates of deforestation. The REDD+ Program by the UN provides compensation for the preservation of developing countries’ forest stocks. While beneficial, many rural and indigenous citizens are negatively affected by REDD+ due to job loss tied to deforestation reduction and tenure issues. This can lead to illegal, increased deforestation rates. The REDD+ payment ...
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