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Destruction of old-growth forests looms over climate talks

Date : 9th December 2009, Source : Mongabay



Destruction of old-growth or primary forests looms large in discussions in Copenhagen over a scheme to compensate tropical countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). Some environmental groups are pressing for conservation of old-growth forests the most carbon-dense, and biologically-rich state of forests to be the centerpiece of REDD, while industry and other actors are pushing for "sustainable forest management" or logging using reduced-impact techniques to be the primary focus of REDD.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1208-deforestation.html





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