Mangrove deforestation and CO2 emissions in Indonesia
Indonesian Mangroves are amongst the largest in the world. These important trees provide shelter for many creatures amongst the coasts and estuaries, as well as natural barriers for ocean disasters like tsunamis.
Over the decades, Indonesian mangrove forests have decreased, with significant losses in the 1980s with the rise of aquaculture. Along with the deforestation comes a potential rise of greenhouse emissions. Using #Landsat, Indonesian researchers sought to understand the intersection of mangroves, carbon emissions, and climate change. These researchers discovered that if mangrove loss continues, a significant amount of greenhouse gasses will accumulate and negatively impact Indonesian biodiversity.
Read the full research here: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/874/1/012006