New Maps of Peru Forests
Could Help Set Conservation Priorities

New, highly detailed maps of Peru's vegetation show that three-quarters of the country's forests — a biomass stock that sequesters more carbon than the combined annual C02 emissions of the U.S. and China — lie outside of protected areas and are vulnerable to deforestation, according to an analysis by researchers in the U.S. and Peru. READ MORE

 




Estimated above-ground carbon stocks across Peru. Red indicates high carbon density, and blue indicates low carbon density. The deep red carbon-dense forests of the Amazon contrast with the dark blue areas devoid of vegetation, such as the Andes and regions with heavy gold mining. (Map via Mongabay.com)



 
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