Mangrove as Carbon Sinks

An article was published in Strait Times on 1st Dec 2011 about  mangrove’s ecological service as a carbon sink.

What is carbon sink?  Carbon sink can be summarized with the following cartoon picture

Forests and oceans absorb carbon dioxide gas released from natural respiration and anthropogenic processes. Picture courtesy of Climate Change North.ca

Highlights of the article

  • Mangrove plants and their muddy terrains  can store fives times more carbon compared to their terrestrial counterparts i.e. tropical forests
  • IUCN has mentioned that mangrove forests should be included in REDD+

Kindly read rest of the article from: mangrove_carbon_straits_dec11

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About Mangrove Action Squad

Welcome to the Mangrove Action Squad (MAS) blog. The squad is very passionate about monitoring and conservation of mangroves of Singapore and we love to share our thoughts on the subject of mangroves.

Posted on December 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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