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Peat distribution in the World

Peat distribution in the World

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
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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  • Temperate forests
  • Savannas and tropical grasslands
  • Carbon stored by biome
  • Human use and conversion of tropical forests
  • Carbon cycle
  • Forest, crops and the people
  • Ocean carbon cycle
  • Plantation forestry