Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs

Read the full story from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

Australia’s coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world costs of around 23 billion US dollar a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. Coastal ecosystems such as seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangrove forests make an important contribution to mitigating climate change.

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