Sustainable use of forests ideal, US expert says
– believes not enough known about REDD
US Regional Environmental Officer Indran J Amirthanayagam believes that the ordinary person still does not sufficiently understand what REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is, and this must change if they are to contribute to sustainable development in countries like Guyana.
Further, he said, forest conservation is not meant to be done in a Utopian setting, where the resources are locked away and untouched.
“You cannot put a lock on the forest. We have to respect the relationship that the [persons living there] have with the forests we have to be engaged in a proactive way to manage in a sustainable manner,” he said in an …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.