Nature – Song et al. (2023): Mangrove reforestation provides greater blue carbon benefit than afforestation for mitigating global climate change

Shanshan Song, Yali Ding, Wei Li, Yuchen Meng, Jian Zhou, Ruikun Gou, Conghe Zhang, Shengbin Ye, Neil Saintilan, Ken W. Krauss, Stephen Crooks, Shuguo Lv, Guanghui Lin IN: Nat Commun 14, 756;

The authors integrated results from direct field measurements of over 370 restoration sites around the world to show that mangrove reforestation (reestablishing mangroves where they previously colonized) had a greater carbon storage potential per hectare than afforestation (establishing mangroves where not previously mangrove).