26 Sep '15, 3pm

Mangrove forests help keep our heads above water—and marine protected areas help them help us. via @experi…

Mangrove forests help keep our heads above water—and marine protected areas help them help us. via @experi…

Mangroves are pretty rad. These trees that appear to rest on the water’s surface have extensive root systems that not only help protect coastlin es from storm surges but can also store massive amounts of carbon for millions of years. Protecting these forests that protect us is a good idea. A new study from Duke University scientists has found that conservation measures in Indonesia—home to the world’s largest area of mangrove forests—prevented the loss of around 35,000 acres of mangrove habitat between 2000 and 2010. By leaving these forests alone, about 13 million metric tons of stored carbon didn’t get released into the atmosphere. Coauthor Brian Murray, from Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, compared this to taking 344,000 vehicles off the road annually for each year the forests were left alone. Like seagrass, salt marshes, and other coastal ...

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