Restoring Tropical Forests Boosts Carbon Sequestration

The latest science shows that we can rapidly boost the rate of carbon sequestration in tropical forests, by actively restoring them from a degraded state. 

Planting trees in degraded forests provides a 50% increase in the rate of carbon sequestration vs. leaving those forests to regenerate naturally.  

While this may seem like an obvious conclusion, the magnitude of extra sequestration surprised the science community.  This is a much more viable solution to solving climate change than previously thought.  

That's why SeaTrees supports planting mangrove trees on Biak Island in Indonesia, where 75% of its forests have been wiped out from human impacts and a devastating tsunami. 

Read the full paper in Science, "Active restoration accelerates the carbon recovery of human-modified tropical forests".


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