Save Our Earth : Campaigning to save the Tropical Rainforests

 
Save Our Earth - Twitter
Save Our Earth - Facebook
Save Our Earth - Add RSS Feed
 
Search


Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Ethnographic maps built using cutting-edge technology may help Amazon tribes win forest carbon payments

Ethnographic maps built using cutting-edge technology may help Amazon tribes win forest carbon payments

Date : 30th November 2009, Source : Mongabay



A new handbook lays out the methodology for cultural mapping, providing indigenous groups with a powerful tool for defending their land and culture, while enabling them to benefit from some 21st century advancements. Cultural mapping may also facilitate indigenous efforts to win recognition and compensation under a proposed scheme to mitigate climate change through forest conservation. The scheme—known as REDD for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation—will be a central topic of discussion at next month's climate talks in Copenhagen, but concerns remain that it could fail to deliver benefits to forest dwellers.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1130-indigenous_mapping.html





Document last updated on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Copyright Save Our Earth © 2001-2017
Copyright of articles, information and news remains that of the owner, and permission must be obtained.