Creation of local PES schemes through matching funds

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Local PES schemes are institutional arrangements to transfer resources from users of ecosystem services to the owners of the forestland where the services are generated, with the aim of promoting the adoption of best management practices and the conservation of land that will maintain and/or improve the provision of these services. This strategy takes into account water basins, biological corridors and/or priority areas for the conservation of forest ecosystems. Conafor encourages ecosystem service users to become involved in these local programs through a matching funds arrangement whereby users of ecosystem services (cities, water utilities, businesses, etc.) are called on to make financial contributions to be used for best management practices for the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems.