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Study: African forests hold more carbon than we thought

African tropical mountain forests are not only carbon-rich: they are also rich in biodiversity. Image: Unsplash/ Robin Canfield

Phil Platts

Research Fellow, University of York

Martin Sullivan

Lecturer in Statistical Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Aida Cuní Sanchez

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York

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A tropical mountain forest in Bwindi, Uganda. Image: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, Phil Platts

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Some studies put African forests storage at 25% of tropical forest carbon. Image: Mongabay
A researcher marks the point of tree diameter measurement in Itombwe Nature Reserve, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, Phil Platts

Researchers measuring tree diameter in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Image: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, Phil Platts

A researcher collects leaf samples for further identification, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Image: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, Phil Platts
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