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Tropical wetlands: Mangroves and peatlands in peril

Tropical wetlands: Mangroves and peatlands in peril

Tropical wetlands—chiefly mangrove and peat forests—are critically important for protecting coastlines, nourishing wildlife and livelihoods, and mitigating climate change. For example, coastal mangrove forests store three times the amount of carbon of land-based tropical forests. Tropical peat forests, meanwhile, are home to some of the most iconic—and endangered—animals on Earth, including orangutans, tigers and rhinos.





Highlights from 2014 – A momentous year of science for forests and people

Highlights from 2014 – A momentous year of science for forests and people

From bolaina to bushmeat, from palm oil to poverty, the research that CIFOR scientists published in 2014 was as varied as the tropical world it covered. As we head into 2015, the year expected to deliver new international climate and development frameworks, we look back on the highlights of a busy, exciting year in international forestry research, demonstrating the importance of forests and landscapes for the future of the planet.





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