Indigenous control of land leads to better reforestation outcomes

Monday, June 5, 2023 - 10:43 in Earth & Climate

Researchers at the Australian Catholic University, Australia; Columbia University, New York; and the University of Massachusetts teamed up to investigate secondary forest growth in previously deforested areas. In their paper, "Collective property rights lead to secondary forest growth in the Brazilian Amazon," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers found that collective property rights with local stakeholders in Indigenous territories lead to higher reforestation rates.

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