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REDD+ would leave some species unprotected: Mongabay: REDD+ programs could leave some species high and dry even

REDD+ would leave some species unprotected Jeremy Hance mongabay.com September 26, 2011 REDD+ programs could leave some species high and dry even if its preserves the forests they call home, argues a new opinion piece in mongabay.com's open access journal Tropical Conservation Science . While the program would likely help habitat-dependent species, other important species could still vanish without additional measures to stem threats such as overexploitation and disease. While REDD+, or Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, has set preserving forests for their carbon value as its primary goal, the young program has been increasingly connected to efforts to conserve the world's biodiversity. However, the new paper, argues that conservationists must not become complacent. "[REDD] would involve billions of dollars being paid to tropical forest countries to imp...

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