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Parish et al., 2008.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Peat distribution in the World
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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.