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Amazon tribe becomes first to get OK to sell REDD credits for rainforest conservation via @mongabay

Amazon tribe becomes first to get OK to sell REDD credits for rainforest conservation via @mongabay

Amazon tribe becomes first to get OK to sell REDD credits for rainforest conservation mongabay.com April 12, 2012 An Amazon tribe has become the first indigenous group in the world's largest rainforest to win certification of a forest carbon conservation project, potentially setting a precedent for other forest-dependent groups to seek compensation for safeguarding their native forests. Today the Paiter-Surui, a tribe with 1300 members, announced their Surui Forest Carbon Project has been validated under both the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard Gold, the dominant standards for accrediting projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, a concept known as REDD. “Future generations also have the right to live, the right to have forests,” said Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, th...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0412-redd_surui.html

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