Gallery: West African Forests Capture More Carbon Despite Drought

 

A research project headed by a joint team of UK and Ghanaian scientists has led to the discovery that the carbon storage capacity of protected forests in West Africa has increased, despite the region suffering from a 40-year drought. University of Leeds professor Dr. Sophie Faust, who co-authored the paper, said that the initial aim of the project was to capitalize on the unique dataset available from Ghanaian forests in order to investigate potential global threats to the carbon sink stored in tropical forests.

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