June 22, 2020

SUFB 1020: Mangrove Conservation Keeps CO2 In The Ground

SUFB 1020: Mangrove Conservation Keeps CO2 In The Ground

Mangrove conservation is a focus along coastal areas in tropical countries that would like to keep Carbon Dioxide in the ground. Mangrove forests keep more than 3 times the amount of CO2 in the ground when compared to terrestrial tropical forests. So...


Mangrove conservation is a focus along coastal areas in tropical countries that would like to keep Carbon Dioxide in the ground. Mangrove forests keep more than 3 times the amount of CO2 in the ground when compared to terrestrial tropical forests. So Mangroves becomes a focus when we are doing everything we can to keep CO2 from getting into the atmosphere. 

A study by a PEW Marine Fellow, Octavio Aburdo-Oropez, looked at the cost savings from Climate Change consequences if mangrove conservation was a focus. Listen to the episode for the results. 

Links From Article:

PEW Article: https://www.pewtrusts.org/it/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/06/16/mangrove-conservation-can-help-countries-meet-emissions-reduction-goals

Infographic: https://public.tableau.com/profile/datamares#!/vizhome/Whatisthecostofdeforestingmangroves/Dash_Mangrove_area

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