Argentina

Here's how Argentina's most important carbon sink will be permanently protected

Kelp underwater.

The Mitre Peninsula holds more than 30% of the world’s kelp forests, a key store of carbon. Image: Pexels/Kindel Media

Elizabeth Claire Alberts
Staff Writer, Mongabay
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A view of the Mitre Peninsula.
The Mitre Peninsula is known to encompass Argentina’s most important carbon sink through a range of peatlands and the surrounding ocean swirls with giant kelp forests. Image: Joel Reyero/Mongabay.
A bird's eye view of the Mitre Peninsula.
Across its moss-covered landscape, the Mitre Peninsula holds about 84% of Argentina’s peatlands, which are known to sequester about 315 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Image: Joel Reyero/Mongabay.
Kelp forests underwater.
The Mitre Peninsula contains spectacular examples of relatively untouched kelp forests. Image: Joel Reyero/Mongabay.
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