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Carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems vs. great ape distribution
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
All great ape species predominantly live in tropical rainforests, which are among the most carbon-rich areas in the world. This overlap between the areas where great apes occur and carbon indicates that more potential synergies between great apes and carbon conservation exist.