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.