More people are realizing the importance of mangrove forests, yet these habitats are still disappearing at an astonishing rate.
Mangroves protect coastal areas and communities from hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding and erosion
Mangroves safeguard coral reefs from sedimentation
Mangroves sequester massive amounts of carbon, in some cases more than 5x more than inland rainforests
Mangroves even adapt to rising sea levels by increasing its soil height
Mangroves serve as marine nurseries for many species and are a hugely important habitat for numerous animals
Mangroves are hugely productive for coastal communities too
Find out more about mangroves here - http://mangroveactionproject.org/
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