Protected Areas Save Mangroves, Reduce Carbon Emissions

September 13, 2015
Contact:

Tim Lucas, 919-613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu

DURHAM, N.C. -- Protected areas not only keep significant swaths of Indonesia’s shrinking mangrove habitats intact, but also prevent emissions of carbon dioxide that would have been released had these mangroves been cleared, according to a study in the journal Ecological Economics.

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