Congo Basin peatlands: threats and conservation priorities

  title={Congo Basin peatlands: threats and conservation priorities},
  author={G. Dargie and I. Lawson and Tim Rayden and L. Miles and E. Mitchard and S. Page and Y. Bocko and S. Ifo and S. Lewis},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
  • G. Dargie, I. Lawson, +6 authors S. Lewis
  • Published 2018
  • Geography
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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