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GRID-Arendal has produced publications, in both printed and electronic formats, on a wide range of issues related to the environment.

Carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa

Since 2000, Central Africa has been losing its carbon-rich mangroves at a rate of 1.77 per cent per year; an estimated 77,100 hectares were lost across the region over a period of just one decade.

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Mangroves are threatened by deforestation due to urban development and coastal infrastructure, unsustainable timber extraction for fish smoking, degradation due to pollution from pesticides and fertilizers, and from hydrocarbon and gas exploitation. Clearance of mangroves for oil palm plantations, rising sea levels and erosion and increased sedimentation are also causing mangroves to recede in Central Africa.

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