Conservation incentive program shows economic, environmental payoffs in Brazil

LIMA, Peru (28 March 2014) — A Brazilian program that compensates families for conserving forests shows promise for reducing deforestation and helping small farmers improve their livelihoods, a new study co-sponsored by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shows. Launched in the Brazilian state of Amazonas in 2007, the Bolsa Floresta — “forest allowance”... Read moreThis article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.