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FOREST CONSERVATION

Prioritizing biodiversity and carbon

Protecting and restoring forests to mitigate climate change also promises to help protect tropical biodiversity and ecosystem services. Analysis now shows that optimizing for carbon can come at the expense of protecting biodiversity, but there are ways to effectively pair the two.

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Anderson-Teixeira, K.J. Prioritizing biodiversity and carbon. Nature Clim Change 8, 667–668 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0242-6

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