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Tropical forests as a climate solution

Large areas of tropical forest are being lost worldwide. In the process, a lot of CO2 that is stored in the forests is released, which leads to additional climate warming. This means that the protection of rainforests and reforestation are essential. Wageningen ecologists are conducting research in South America into the natural recovery of affected rainforests as well as the impact of reforestation. They also work with local communities and agencies on sustainable forest management.