September 21, 2015

Mangrove Forests Help Keep our Heads Above Water—and Marine Protected Areas Help them Help Us

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

On Earth Magazine reports on a new study from Duke University researchers finding that conservation measures in Indonesia—home to the world’s largest area of mangrove forests—prevented the loss of around 35,000 acres of mangrove habitat between 2000 and 2010. By leaving these forests alone, about 13 million metric tons of stored carbon didn’t get released into the atmosphere. 

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