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Tropical PAs offsetting one-third of region’s carbon emissions caused by deforestation

National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, and so are slowing the rate of global warming, a new study shows.


An audit of the role protected areas of tropical forest play in preventing global warming shows they are preventing the release of three times as much carbon into the atmosphere as the UK emits each year.


https://phys.org/news/2017-10-tropical-forest-reserves-global.html#jCp

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