Landmark Deal to Pay for Guyanese Rainforest’s Ecosystem Services

Rainforest payments for ecosystem servicesGuyana is to enter into the world's first serious effort to pay for the ecosystem services provided by rainforests [ark | moreark]. Such an approach is long overdue, and while the specifics have not yet been released, it appears the payments are for broad ecosystem services [search] provided by a million acres of Guyanese rainforest rather than just their carbon storage (which is good). It remains to be seen whether industrial logging [search] will be allowed in the protected area — if so, the constant ecological diminishment resulting from selective logging will greatly reduce the value of the deal.

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  1. alex says:

    Hey thanks for the great blog, love this stuff. I don't usually do much for Earth Day but with everyone going green these days I thought I try to do my part.
    I am trying to find easy, simple things I can do to help stop global warming (I stress easy, I don't plan on going out and buying a hybrid). I took the Earth Day Challenge that EarthLab.com is promoting ( http://www.earthlab.com/ ) and I am planning on lowering my score. They have some pretty good tips (they call them pledges).
    I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

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