The costs and benefits of forest protected areas for local livelihoods: a review of the current literature

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) (2008)

Protected areas could play a significant role in the implementation of schemes to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in developing countries, through either the strengthening of the existing protected area network, or designation of new areas. Many rural poor people rely on forest resources, and may experience positive or negative changes to their livelihoods as a result of REDD. This review aims to assess the livelihood implications of the existing protected area network in order to inform future REDD policy.