A spatially explicit estimate of avoided forest loss.

  title={A spatially explicit estimate of avoided forest loss.},
  author={Jordi Honey-Ros{\'e}s and Kathy Baylis and Maria I Ramirez},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={25 5},
With the potential expansion of forest conservation programs spurred by climate-change agreements, there is a need to measure the extent to which such programs achieve their intended results. Conventional methods for evaluating conservation impact tend to be biased because they do not compare like areas or account for spatial relations. We assessed the effect of a conservation initiative that combined designation of protected areas with payments for environmental services to conserve over… CONTINUE READING
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