The Government of Belize, and the other partners in the project, have developed a management plan designed to restore 90,000 acres (365 km²), based on a management principal which combines economic benefit with preservation of the environment.
The plan aims in particular to suppress additional Pine Beetle attacks, control forest fires, protect wildlife habitat and enhance soil and water quality. Over a 55-year period the project aims to produce a total carbon benefit of 48 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. The initial commercial offering is of 18 million tonnes, which represents an opportunity cost of $18 million.
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