Forest conservation can offset emissions from palm oil expansion in Africa: Study

A new paper published in the journal Conservation Letters suggests that if the governments of tropical African countries were to enact mandatory policies regulating which forests can be cleared and how much remaining forest must be set aside for conservation, they could largely offset the emissions created by converting the land to palm oil plantations.

Mongabay

Last updated on 18 July 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Agriculture and aquaculture
Climate Change