An interesting comparison. The difference in CO2 emissions between a degraded bog site and a near natural site may be around 3.5 t CO2e per hectare per year. This is roughly equivalent to the emissions generated by driving an articulated lorry 2200miles.
Costs arising from restoration and/or maintenance efforts need to be considered alongside possible opportunity costs incurred through displacing other activities.
For example, draining, grazing and burning can enhance agricultural output, the value of which may therefore be reduced through restoration activities.
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