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Indigenous Tribe Earns Validation for Landmark Forest Carbon Project

Indigenous Tribe Earns Validation for Landmark Forest Carbon Project
by Joseph Badash last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
Contributors: Anne Thiel
Forest Trends

A small tribe of indigenous people unknown to the outside world a half-century ago and once on the brink of extinction has harnessed an innovative forest carbon project to shield their territory from illegal logging and preserve their chosen way of life. As a result, the 1300-strong Paiter-Surui last week became the first indigenous tribe in the Amazon and globally to earn carbon credits under internationally recognized standards for capturing carbon in trees – setting the stage for scores of similar projects that can unleash needed funding for indigenous people who preserve endangered tropical rainforest across the Amazon.

Author(s): Anne Thiel

Publication Date: 2012

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