Amazon Emissions Lowest From Indigenous And Protected Lands: Scientists

"BOGOTA - Indigenous lands and protected areas in the Amazon rainforest account for just 10% of all carbon emissions from tropical forests spread across the nine countries of the Amazon in South America, researchers said on Monday.

The Amazon, as the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is considered key to the fight against climate change because of the vast amounts of planet-warming carbon it stores.

Trees suck carbon dioxide from the air, but when cut down, they release that carbon through burning or rotting."

Anastasia Moloney reports for the Thomson Reuters Foundation January 27, 2020.

Source: Reuters, 01/28/2020