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Peat distribution in the World

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Peatland soils store a large amount of carbon but there is a grave risk that much of this will be lost as peatland ecosystems worldwide are being converted for agriculture, plantations and bioenergy. Conservation and restoration of tropical peatlands should be considered a global priority.
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Carbon stored by biome
Carbon cycle
Savannas and tropical grasslands
Temperate forests
Human use and conversion of tropical forests
Forest, crops and the people
Ocean carbon cycle
Plantation forestry