Eleven times more growth in new forests! Surprisingly, a BBC report:
Rainforest regrowth boosts carbon capture, study shows
Newly grown rainforests can absorb 11 times as much carbon from the atmosphere as old-growth forests, a study has shown.
The researchers have produced a map showing regions in Latin America where regrowing rainforests would deliver the greatest benefits.
However, they added that old-growth forests still needed to be protected as they locked away vast amount of carbon.
Details of the study have been published in the journal Nature.
The international team of scientists compiled data from almost 1,500 plots at 45 sites across the Neotropics, which covers southern and central America, allowing them to produce map highlighting the carbon sequestration potential of areas across the Neotropics. […]
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