jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010

The measures against deforestation reduced to 80% species extinction

The rate of extinction of amphibians, birds and mammals that inhabit the forests could drop by 80% in five years if they approve the plan to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD +) to be discussed at the UN Conference on Climate Change Climate.
This is indicated by a report from the institute's researchers Conservation International (CI) released Tuesday during the UN climate summit taking place in Cancun until 10 December.
"If you had the funding necessary to support the reduction of emissions resulting from deforestation," The rate of disappearance of thousands of species of amphibians, birds and mammals that inhabit the forests could be reduced between 46 and 80% in five years experts said.
Against deforestation

According to the study, with a funding framework for REDD + from 28,000 to 31,000 million dollars, would constitute a full funding scenario, reducing extinction rates could be 78 to 82%.

In a scenario of minimum funding, estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 million, a reduction of extinction would be 43 to 49% and the Climate Change and Deforestation.
The study finds that tropical forest species, which are about two-thirds of all known terrestrial species are increasingly threatened by deforestation caused by land conversion and consequent loss of habitat.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that the clearing and burning of tropical forests contribute about 15% of all emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.

Climate Change and Deforestation

"What this research tells us is that REDD + can be a solution for the protection of our environment and preserving biodiversity in the win-win," said the scientist Jonah Busch, author of the report, economist and climate and forest Conservation International.
"Increased funding will lead to further reductions in deforestation, increased carbon storage in forests and greater benefits for biodiversity," said Busch, who said "they are all intertwined."
To Will Turner, author of the report, REDD + can be an important part of the solution to two of the biggest challenges of mankind, biodiversity loss and climate change.

"If properly funded, REDD + will be an immediate lifeline to global biodiversity we all depend, and is one of the most readily available to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases," said Turner.
The paper concludes with a call for participants and observers of the climate negotiations in Cancun to collaborate and ensure that the negotiations will result in a REDD mechanism + that is fully funded, and designed to encourage broad participation and the Climate Change and Deforestation. .

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