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Study | PAs in Amazon emit far less carbon than other lands

Scientists know from a bevy of studies that the inclusion of indigenous peoples and local communities is critical to holding deforestation at bay across the tropics, even as a tide of forest clearance for agriculture, mining and timber has swept through the regions in which they live.

A new study takes that research a step further, calculating the gains and losses in carbon across the Amazon rainforest from not just wholesale clearance but the human-caused and naturally occurring degradation of the forest.

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