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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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.