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The presentation of Paul Hatanga, Project Manager with the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), to the IIED-hosted Innovations for equity in smallholder PES: bridging research and practice conference.
The presentation, made within the first session on strategies to promote the inclusion of smallholders and communities in PES schemes, focused on a pilot project that pays farmers to conserve and restore forests.
More information on Hatanga's work: http://www.iied.org/paying-local-communities-for-ecosystem-services-chimpanzee-conservation-corridor.
The conference took place at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh on 21 March.
Further details of the conference and IIED's work with PES are available via http://www.iied.org/conference-innovations-for-equity-smallholder-pes-highlights, and can be found via the Shaping Sustainable Markets website: http://shapingsustainablemarkets.iied.org/.