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Qatar's mangrove forests: Why they matter for climate change

60 km from the site of the UN climate change talks in Doha, Indonesian scientist Daniel Murdiyarso and Qatar-based scientist Mohamad Khawlie explore Qatar's most important ecosystem - the mangrove forests - and explain their significance for climate change - both in absorbing carbon, and helping cities adapt to storms and sea level rises. For more information, visit:http://blog.cifor.org/11920/why-negotiators-at-doha-should-care-about-the-worlds-forgotten-mangrove forests/#.UMBw23OkQXw To read CIFOR publications about carbon storage in mangrove forests, visit these links:http://www.cifor.org/online-library/browse/view-publication/publication/3233.htmlhttp://www.cifor.org/online-library/browse/view-publication/publication/3401.htmlFor more stories from COP 18 in Doha, visit www.blog.cifor.org/cop18

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