Selling Carbon to Save Wildlife

Selling Carbon to Save Wildlife Photo
Developed in 2007, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation, Degradation, and associated threats to forests) aims to make considerable strides in the battle against tropical deforestation. The project assigns financial value to the carbon stored in forests and rewards measurable conservation successes.

REDD+ not only protects trees, but the diverse wildlife these forests support, like the chameleon shown here. In addition, the project invests in low-carbon solutions to sustainable development in these areas. Learn more about REDD+ in this National Geographic News Watch blog post.
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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