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How can nature be used as a tool to restore ecosystems?

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How can nature be used as a tool to restore ecosystems? What can we do to mitigate the effects of climate breakdown? This animation by motion designer Al Boardman for Natural Climate Solutions explains how we can capture carbon using plants and animals as strategic tools in our climate toolbox:

mangroves capture carbon

When living systems – like forests, peat bogs, saltmarshes and the seabed – are allowed to recover, they draw down carbon from the atmosphere, reducing the chances of climate catastrophe.

At the same time, their restoration will minimise extinction and ecological collapse, and create a richer world of wonders for us to enjoy.

allow living systems to recover
A full list of solutions is proposed here. And you can read more about how these ideas are already being put into action around the globe: How art is healing Scottish peatlands, restored mangroves store as much carbon as intact ones, and by hydrologist/soils specialist Suzanne Fouty: How do wolves, beavers, and plants help us address climate change?

wolves lock up carbon
Previously: Learn how nature can repair our broken climate.

Plus: How to Save Our Planet, how to save our jungles, how to save our coastal seas, and how to save our frozen worlds, a smart series of videos narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

And, as always, watch more videos about climate change, conservation, solutions, and sustainability on this site, including growing 500 edible plants in a forest and what is the Circular Economy?

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