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Healing the planet: Conservation of the world`s tropical forests

Lovejoy, Thomas E. [1].

A Wild Solution to Climate Change.

Half of the excess CO2 in the atmosphere comes from destruction and degradation of ecosystems over the past three centuries. An important amount can be removed by ecosystem restoration providing benefits for ecosystems as well as reducing the concomitant amount of climate change. The ideal would be to maximize the amount of biodiversity conservation benefit -- e.g., restoration in biodiversity hotspots like the Atlantic forest region of Brazil.

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1 - The Heinz Center, 900 17th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20006, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY09
Location: Maryland Room/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Time: 10:45 AM
Number: SY09007
Abstract ID:921

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