Forest species help trees to absorb CO2

Here’s how to conserve a forest: soak up carbon from the atmosphere and keep the climate cool: make sure your forest is rich in animal and bird species; make sure it remains a natural mix of saplings, mature trees, shrubs and creepers; and remember to take care of the forest giants. In other words, leave it to Nature…report in Nature Communications that large animals play a key role in conserving tropical forests and mitigating climate change – because these are the creatures that spread seeds of largest trees that store most carbon…not a new finding, but extension of other research into importance of seed-eaters and potential hazard to forests presented by over-hunting…<in other words clear felling and forest farming don’t deliver equivalent CO2 absorption by old growth forest and much more prone to fire>

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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