Assessing carbon stocks using indigenous peoples’ field measurements in Amazonian Guyana.

This is a scientific article on the results of carbon monitoring survey undertaken by indigenous communities in Guyana, as part of the Project Fauna initiative. The report draws the following conclusions:

• Well-trained local workers are capable of assessing and monitoring carbon on their lands.

• Using only remotely sensed data for forest carbon assessments may result in inaccurate estimates.

• Indigenous people should be partners in REDD+ and similar schemes.

Author(s) 
Butt N, Epps K, Overman H, Iwamura T, & Fragoso J (2015) Assessing carbon stocks using indigenous peoples’ field measurements in Amazonian Guyana. For. Ecol. & Management 338: 191-99. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.11.014
Year 
2015
Resource type 
Journal articles
Monitoring Theme/s