Saturday, August 31, 2013

Otter Conservation Does a Global Climate Good

Otters, who help manage kelp forests by keeping urchin populations in check, sequester an estimated $200-400 million worth of carbon, according to an analysis (of European carbon markets) by UCSC. So in case anyone ever asks why it's worth protecting animal species aside from their inherent adorableness? Boom. Answered.

[via ThinkProgress]

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