Mangrove forests make up one of the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. They grow in a variety of depths of salt water, their roots sticking up out of the mud, with fish, crustaceans and a host of other species living between tree trunks.
Here is a quick rundown on WHY Mangroves are important and MUST be protected!
Mangroves are a Blue Carbon ecosystem that eliminates atmospheric carbon much faster than terrestrial forests while storing up to 50 times more carbon than forests on land (even tropical rainforests)!
The bottom line is – mangroves are crucial. They help mitigate climate change, and help people and nature adapt. They provide us with food and building materials; and are also a crucial tool in our fight against global warming.