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Markets could save forests: An interview with Dr. Tom Lovejoy
"Market mechanisms are increasingly seen as a way to address environmental problems, including tropical deforestation. In particular, compensation for ecosystem services like carbon sequestration -- a concept known by the acronym REDD for "reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation" -- may someday make conservation a profitable enterprise in which carbon traders are effectively saving rainforests simply by their pursuit of profit. Protecting rainforests and their resident biodiversity would be an unintentional, but happy byproduct of money-making endeavors."
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