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To: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Restore the Raumati wetlands in Queen Elizabeth Park

Reason for signing

  • A US Environment report finds that peat is the largest and most efficient land-based store of carbon, and the world’s second largest carbon store after the oceans. Peat bogs store on average 10 times more carbon per hectare than any other ecosystem, including forests. When peat comes into contact with air, its carbon combines with oxygen in the decomposition process, and is released as carbon dioxide. Brian Tester