Mangroves should be part of solution to climate change

 

“…mangrove forests, which globally store 6.5 billion tons of carbon in their biomass and soils despite representing only 0.7 percent of global tropical forests.”

“The ecosystems are known to offer a number of other important services, including buffering coastlines from erosions and storms, serving as a nursery for fisheries, and providing habitat for biodiversity. Mangroves thus form the basis for livelihoods in many parts of the developing world.”

“Mangroves may already fit within the general REDD architecture”

 

CITATION: Juha Siikamäki, James N. Sanchirico, and Sunny L. Jardine. Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss. PNAS July 30, 2012. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200519109

Read more on http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0802-pnas-redd-mangroves.html#

Source: Mongabay.com

 

 

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Posted on August 14, 2012, in Mangrove News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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