Author: Prodita Sabarini

  • How the loss of Indonesian mangrove forests is linked to climate change

    The loss of Indonesia's coastal mangrove forests for shrimp farming is a huge source of carbon emissions, writes Prodita Sabarini. But equally, a policy flip to preserve and recreate mangroves offers a major climate win.Mangroves are important because of their high rates of tree and plant growth, coupled with anaerobic, water-logged soils that slow decomposition, resulting in large, long-term carbon storage. Mangroves store three to five times more carbon than rainforestPreventing the loss of Indonesian mangroves would help in the global fight against climate change, new research shows.