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Indigenous Lands, Protected Areas, and Slowing Climate Change

  • Taylor H. Ricketts mail,

    taylor.ricketts@wwfus.org

    Affiliation: World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Britaldo Soares-Filho,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca,

    Affiliations: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Global Environment Facility, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Daniel Nepstad,

    Affiliations: Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia, Belem, Brazil

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  • Alexander Pfaff,

    Affiliation: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Annie Petsonk,

    Affiliation: Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Anthony Anderson,

    Affiliation: World Wildlife Fund-Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Doug Boucher,

    Affiliation: Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Andrea Cattaneo,

    Affiliation: Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marc Conte,

    Affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Ken Creighton,

    Affiliation: WWF-Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Lawrence Linden,

    Affiliation: Linden Trust for Conservation, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Claudio Maretti,

    Affiliation: World Wildlife Fund-Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Paulo Moutinho,

    Affiliations: Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia, Belem, Brazil

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  • Roger Ullman,

    Affiliation: Linden Trust for Conservation, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ray Victurine

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United, States of America

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  • Published: March 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000331

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Turning win-win into a virtuous cycle

Posted by trevors2u on 18 Mar 2010 at 14:55 GMT

Great paper, thanks Taylor and colleagues ! It would be nice to expand the value proposition as you allude to in one of the final paragraphs, by looking for spatially convergent REDD and adaptation strategies that couple payments for reduced emissions with those for maintenance of ecosystem services.

Actually, it would also be important to go beyond Bruner et al. in estimating costs, as I suspect that actual costs could be reduced if the benefits of ILPAs actually reduced the level of threat and hence the huge quantum of funding devoted to addressing threats. So a win-win could be transformed into a virtuous cycle that produces an overall incremental benefit that could be invested beyond the footprint of individual PAs. Just a few thoughts.

Thanks also for the citation of our publication “Natural Solutions: helping people cope with climate change.
It is available at http://cmsdata.iucn.org/d... and also in French, English and Spanish summaries at http://cmsdata.iucn.org/d.... For anyone interested in working on Protected Areas and Climate Change, we have established a networking website, still in its infancy, so would encourage people to sign up and contribute further material at : http://protectedareasandc...

No competing interests declared.