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 ). Payments for reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) could reverse the trend of clearing tropical forests ( Laurance 2008 ; Venter et al. 2009 ). REDD provides financial incentives for developing countries to reduce forest loss and carbon emissions below a reference level ( UNFCCC 2007 ), which is the scenario of expected emissions without REDD intervention. A decision will be made in Copenhagen in December 2009 about including REDD in the climate agreement that will replace the Kyoto Protocol. If successful the scheme could generate up to US$13 billion annually for the improved management and conservation of tropical forests ( Ebeling & Yasue 2008 ). Although REDD may represent the best
Conservation Biology – Wiley
Published: Feb 1, 2010
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera