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Peat Lands – Between Exploitation and Conservation of Biodiversity

Author(s): ŞOTROPA Anca | I. PĂCURAR | M. BUTA | C. IEDERAN | Sonia SÂNĂ | M. ŞUTEU

Journal: Proenvironment Promediu
ISSN 1844-6698

Volume: 3;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 407;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: peat | biodiversity | climate change

Peat lands are important natural ecosystems with high value for biodiversity conservation, climate regulationand human welfare. Inappropriate management is leading to large-scale degradation of peat lands with majorenvironmental and social impacts.Rehabilitation and integrated management of peat lands can generate multiple benefits including decreasingpoverty, combating land-degradation, maintaining biodiversity, and mitigating climate change.
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