Costa Rica: $ 27 Million for Forest Conservation
U.S. awarded in the next fifteen years more than $ 27 million for tropical forest conservation in the country.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This agreement becomes Costa Rica's largest recipient of the U.S. Law from 1998 (TFCA) for conservation of tropical forests, becoming now $ 50 million the total amount received for the conservation, restoration and protection of tropical forests.
The Government and the private sector have signed an agreement to promote commercial reforestation, restoration of forest-culture and sustainable forest management.
The Rainforest Alliance promotes four conservation programs in the Petén jungle.
$12.5 million has been earmarked for rural and environmental development plans.
In April it will be not long until an agreement is reached between Honduras and the EU for marketing timber in the old continent, which is sourced from sustainably harvested forests.
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