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Payment for Ecosystem Services

Payment for Ecosystem Services
© WWF Guianas
The three Guianas are the greenest countries on Earth, cloaked in rainforest over a staggering 80-98% of their land areas. Yet pressures (small scale gold mining, expanding road networks, and large scale timber harvesting) are accelerating. If standing forests, fresh water, and rich biodiversity cannot provide sufficient revenues to these developing nations, the ecosystem services they provide will be lost in the pursuit of development models from more advanced economies.
Under the component Payment for Ecosystem Services WWF Guianas is supporting initiatives that promote sustainably use of the tropical rainforest; especially in the areas of REDD+; freshwater provision and eco tourism.