5 Reasons Stopping Mangrove Deforestation Makes a Whole Lot of Sense for Climate Change Mitigation in Indonesia
This infographic was developed based on extensive field measurements in 38 mangrove forests spanning across the Indonesian archipelago. The rate of mangrove deforestation (followed by aquaculture development) is equal to the size of two football fields per week, and contributes 30% of Indonesian land-based emissions, while mangrove deforestation is only 6% of total deforestation. This means that the way aquaculture is developed enhances the oxidation of the excavated soil organic carbon. The majority (80%) of carbon-rich ecosystem (more than 1000 ton per hectare) is accumulated in the soils for hundreds of years has been gradually released with a rate of almost 200 million ton per year. When mangrove deforestation is stopped, it is equivalent to removing 40 million cars from the road every year.
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