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Savannas and tropical grasslands

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Savannas cover large areas of Africa and South America and can store significant amounts of carbon, especially in their soils. Activities such as cropping, heavy grazing and increased frequency or intensity of fires can reduce carbon stored in these systems.
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