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Conservation Letters April/May 2011, Volume 4, Issue 2 Conservation Letters Mini-Review 81 Redeﬁ ning expertise and improving ecological judgment A journal of the Society for Conservation Biology Volume 4, Number 2, April/May 2011 Mark Burgman, Anna Carr, Lee Godden, Robin Gregory, Marissa McBride, Louisa Flander, and Lynn Maguire Policy Perspectives 88 Risky business: an uncertain future for biodiversity conservation ﬁ nance through REDD+ Jacob Phelps, Edward L. Webb, and Lian P. Koh 95 Predatory corporations, failing governance, and the fate of forests in Papua New Guinea William F. Laurance, Titus Kakul, Rodney J. Keenan, Jeffrey Sayer, Simon Passingan, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Felipe Villegas, and Navjot S. Sodhi Letters 101 Biodiversity co-beneﬁ ts of reducing emissions from deforestation under alternative reference levels and levels of ﬁ nance Jonah Busch, Fabiano Godoy, Will R. Turner, and Celia A. Harvey 116 High levels of participation in conservation projects enhance learning Anna C. Evely, Michelle Pinard, Mark S. Reed, and Ioan Fazey 127 Concordance of freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity Robin Abell, Michele Thieme, Taylor H. Ricketts, Nasser Olwero, Rebecca Ng, Paulo Petry, Eric Dinerstein, Carmen Revenga, and Jonathan Hoekstra 137 Nature-based tourism in Indian protected areas: New challenges for park management Krithi K. Karanth and Ruth DeFries 150 “Sight-unseen” detection of rare aquatic species using environmental DNA Christopher L. Jerde, Andrew R. Mahon, W. Lindsay Chadderton, and David M. Lodge 158 At the heart of REDD+: a role for local people in monitoring forests? Finn Danielsen, Margaret Skutsch, Neil D. Burgess, Per Moestrup Jensen, Herizo Andrianandrasana, Bhaskar Karky, Richard Lewis, Jon C. Lovett, John Massao, Yonika Ngaga, Pushkin Phartiyal, Michael Køie Poulsen, S. P. Singh, Silvia Solis, Marten Sørensen, Ashish Tewari, Richard Young, and Eliakimu Zahabu Cover description: Community members measure the diameter of trees in a vegetation plot. Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is a new policy mechanism agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from developing countries through the sustainable man- agement of forests, while providing co-beneﬁ ts of biodiversity conservation and livelihood support. New ﬁ ndings by Finn Danielsen and his colleagues suggest that local people can collect forest condition data of comparable quality to trained scientists, at half the cost. REDD+ strategies that involve local community members in monitoring carbon stocks may improve the capacity of many developing countries to deliver large cuts in emissions at a low cost within a short time frame. 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