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These 3 World Heritage marine sites store billions of tonnes of CO2

Marine ecosystems have a key role in fighting climate change and need to be protected. Image: Unsplash/Fotoworkshop4You

Victoria Masterson

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UNESCO’s 50 marine World Heritage sites capture and store an estimated 5 billion tonnes of carbon. Image: UNESCO Marine World Heritage: Custodians of the globe's blue carbon assets (Fig 5, p13)

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Mangrove planting in the Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems marine World Heritage site (France) Image: UNESCO Marine World Heritage

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