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Secondary forests in Costa Rica are re-cleared within decades

Dec 7, 2018

Secondary forests – those that regrow naturally after being cleared or degraded – constitute more than half of existing tropical forests. When they are old enough, they support a wide range of species and store carbon at a higher rate than old-growth forest because the trees grow more rapidly.

Republished in Pacific Standard

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