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People paid to live among trees

Date : 12th December 2008, Source : The Independent (UK)

The 100m drive to save the world's forests aims to pay people in developing countries to live among the trees rather than cut them down. Forest communities will be urged to use the trees to produce rubber or medicine or to switch to farming or fishing. Amid alarm over the pace of deforestation, new palm oil plantations will be established on ground where trees have already been cleared. Governments in developing countries will be given help to step up their patrols against illegal logging and offered subsidies towards forest conservation projects. They will also be encouraged to create "buffer zones" around endangered woodlands which loggers are forbidden to cross.

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