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Vast peatlands found in the Congo Basin

The discovery of what is potentially the world's largest continuous tropical peat complex has great implications for global carbon stocks, land management and scientific investment in central Africa. See Letter p.86

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Figure 1: Tropical peatland swamp in Sumatra.

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Fatoyinbo, L. Vast peatlands found in the Congo Basin. Nature 542, 38–39 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/542038b

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