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It Pays to Grow Trees

Credit: Aidenvironment/CC BY-SA 2.0

The deforestation of a peat swamp forest for palm oil production in Indonesia. Credit: Aidenvironment/CC BY-SA 2.0

By Victoria Graham

When economic forces threaten irreplaceable ecosystems in developing countries it makes sense to employ economic incentives that place a value on forests.

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