By Tim Radford
Creeping expansion of croplands into areas not previously covered with trees could undermine attempts by forest conservation schemes to address the problem of “carbon leakage” into the atmosphere.
LONDON, 21 November, 2014 − Foresters may be guardians of the planet, but they may need to think about more than just the forests to reduce the threats from climate change.
New research suggests that a policy that protects the planet’s forests from fire and the chainsaw must also deliver new ways of stopping the spread of agriculture into other habitats. >>
Savannah wetlands are one of the vital carbon sink habitats that need to be protected from the farmer’s plough.
Image: Gentry George/USFWS via Wikimedia Commons
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