Sabah forests can halt climate change


A step forward: Remote sensing and satellite mapping data have enabled the mapping of forest carbon which is an important step in identifying areas for conservation.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah could double its carbon stock and play an important role in controlling climate change if previously logged forests are allowed to regenerate.

A study carried out by several agencies, including the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) in collaboration with the Sabah Forestry Department and other institutions, showed that about 40% of Sabah’s carbon stock exists in forests that are not designated for maximum protection.

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