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Boreal forest

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
The boreal forest biome holds the second largest stock of carbon; most of this is stored in the soil and litter. The draining of boreal forest peatlands, inappropriate forestry practices and poor fire management may all cause significant losses of the carbon stored in this ecosystem.
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