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Rainforest families to reap benefits of carbon market

Located on the Colombia-Panama border in the Sierra del Darien, the initiative involves around 1,000 Afro-Colombian, mestizo and indigenous families. The monies will be received from the emerging voluntary carbon market and the community plan to dedicate it to five main investment areas: local forest governance; income generating projects (e.g. ecotourism and chocolate growing); forest monitoring; reforestation; and, improved logging practices.

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