Study of mangroves’ capacity to capture CO2 in south Vietnam

The mangrove is a forest between land and sea protecting the coastline from erosion and storms. With the support of the Air Liquide Foundation, the Research Institute for Development (IRD) is studying the capacity of mangroves in Vietnam to store carbon.

The IRD also created an International Observatory of the Mangroves in three different climatic regions: New-Caledonia, New-Zealand and Vietnam. The main goal is to grasp better the carbon cycle of the mangroves and the impact of the climatic change on this ecosystem.

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