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Supporting REDD+ projects to protect forests

© Conservation International photo by Sara Bharrat

Conservation efforts are more effective when they have buy-in from the people that live in the forests and depend on them. To that end, the REDD+ initiative (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) rewards countries and landholders for protecting and restoring forests, thereby reducing carbon emissions. CI helps Guyana maintain REDD+ by creating benefit-sharing arrangements for local and indigenous communities, strengthening local sustainable forest management capacity, supporting the institutionalization of an effective Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System and piloting a natural capital accounting project.