TNPSC Thervupettagam

Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021

September 23 , 2022 13 days 146 0
  • It was released recently by the Central African Forests Commission.
  • Increased investment and research are required for the protection of peatlands in central Congo basin.
  • This area is are currently under threat because of hydrocarbon exploration, logging, palm oil plantation, hydroelectric dams and climate change.
  • The conservation of these peatlands is critical as they are capable of storing around 30 giga tons of carbon in a peat.
  • This is equal to the above-ground biomass of trees in the entire Congo basin forest.
  • They are capable of storing carbon worth of about 20 years of fossil fuel emissions of the United States.

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