Communities Can Monitor Forests 'as Well as Experts'

29 October 2013

Communities living alongside the world's tropical forests can estimate an area's carbon stocks as effectively as hi-tech systems, a study has shown.

An international team of researchers found communities using sticks and ropes obtained the same results as data gathered by satellites.

They added that the study showed that projects aimed at halting deforestation needed to use these people's skills.

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