Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services by REDD+ project in India
The REDD+ regime has to enhance the carbon and other ecosystem services, it should strengthen the efforts of biodiversity conservation, and help secure the livelihoods of the ecosystem dependent local communities in India. The proposed REDD+ regime provides an opportunity for sub-national actors, like States, to address the delicate issue of poverty in resource-rich regions such as forested and tribal dominated States. Such a regime also gives an opportunity for developing a much needed integrated approach for implementation of developmental programs and enforcing biodiversity conservation at the local level. The state-level regime could assign a statutory role for facilitating the integrated approach to an identified agency like REDD+ Cell.
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