- African tropical mountain forests are not only carbon-rich: they are also rich in biodiversity.
- Research recently published in Nature shows that tropical mountain forests in Africa actually store as much carbon per hectare as those found in African lowlands.
- This is because, although African tropical mountain forests have fewer trees than their lowland counterparts, they have a greater abundance of large trees (over 70cm in diameter), whose increased mass means they hold on to more carbon.
How much carbon is stored in Africa’s tropical forests? | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)