Why Whales Are Important For Carbon Sequestration

Whales are a key component in ensuring planetary equilibrium. One of their least appreciated contributions is their positive impact on carbon sequestration. Protecting whales not only helps reach climate objectives but can also shed new light on the value of nature-based solutions.

Whales and Climate change mitigation

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Whale carbon and oxygen flux. Source: GRID-Arendale 2019

How much is a whale worth

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Calculating the monetary value of a whale. Source: GRID-Arendale 2019

Whales are still under threat

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