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Payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore China's native forests

20:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)) Despite massive efforts at reforestation, China's native forests continue to be displaced by plantations. A new study argues that rural communities could help reverse this trend if they were given incentives to protect and restore native forests on their own land. A proposed new umbrella policy for environmental protection in China currently falls short of the measures needed, but if amended, could provide a unique opportunity to benefit rural communities and the environment.

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