Cli­mate change

The Oban Times - - OUTDOORS -

SCOT­LAND’S Ma­rine Pro­tected Ar­eas net­work is help­ing to com­bat cli­mate change, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished re­cently by Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage (SNH).

Sci­en­tists es­ti­mate the amount of car­bon stored within Scot­land’s in­shore MPA net­work is equiv­a­lent to four years of the coun­try’s to­tal green­house gas emis­sions.

Mike Bur­rows, from the Dun­beg-based Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion for Ma­rine Science, the prin­ci­pal au­thor of the re­port, said: ‘ We now have a good base­line for di­rect­ing ef­forts to pro­tect blue car­bon in Scot­land’s coastal seas.’

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