Congo Basin peatlands: threats and conservation priorities

  title={Congo Basin peatlands: threats and conservation priorities},
  author={Greta C Dargie and Ian T. Lawson and Tim Rayden and Lera Miles and Edward T. A. Mitchard and Susan E. Page and Yannick E. Bocko and Suspense A Ifo and Simon L. Lewis},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
The recent publication of the first spatially explicit map of peatlands in the Cuvette Centrale, central Congo Basin, reveals it to be the most extensive tropical peatland complex, at ca. 145,500 km2. With an estimated 30.6 Pg of carbon stored in these peatlands, there are now questions about whether these carbon stocks are under threat and, if so, what can be done to protect them. Here, we analyse the potential threats to Congo Basin peat carbon stocks and identify knowledge gaps in relation… 

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