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FAO 2006a. Map produced by Emmanuelle Bournay.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Forest Carbon Stock per Region
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Carbon stocks in land based ecosystems
are distributed irregularly between
tropical and northern latitudes but are
mostly concentrated in forest ecosystems
and wetlands. Recent research
suggests tropical forests play an even
more important role in absorbing carbon
than previously thought, taking
up 1 Gt of carbon every year, or about
40 per cent of the total for land based
absorption (Britton et al. 2007).