Bridging the gap between forest conservation and poverty alleviation: the Ecuadorian Socio Bosque program

@article{Koning2011BridgingTG,
  title={Bridging the gap between forest conservation and poverty alleviation: the Ecuadorian Socio Bosque program},
  author={Free de Koning and Marcela Agui{\~n}aga and Manuel Bravo and Marco Chiu and Max Lascano and Tannya Lozada and Luis Suarez},
  journal={Environmental Science \& Policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={531-542}
}
The Socio Bosque program is a national conservation agreement scheme of the government of Ecuador. Socio Bosque consists of the transfer of a direct monetary incentive per hectare of native forest and other native ecosystems to individual landowners and local and indigenous communities who protect these ecosystems, through voluntary conservation agreements that are monitored on a regular basis for compliance. Two years after its creation, the program now includes more than half a million… Expand

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