Dirty Science: Excavating the truth about mangroves and carbon

Indonesia’s vast mangrove forests don’t just protect coastlines and support ecosystems and livelihoods – they also store huge amounts of carbon dioxide, one of the gases responsible for climate change. How much carbon? Scientists from CIFOR and FORDA are battling mud, tides and insects trying to find out.

For more information about CIFOR’s wetlands research visit: www.cifor.org/swamp

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