Congo Basin: the carbon time-bomb inside the world’s largest tropical peatland

The world’s largest tropical peatland has recently been discovered in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin. This unique ecosystem, which covers an area larger than England, is reckoned to be one of the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth, holding more carbon than all of the rainforest trees of the entire Congo Basin.

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