Threats Faced by Mangroves (1)

In this article we will discuss Threats Faced by Mangroves (1)

  • Commercialisation of Coastal Areas: Aquaculture, coastal development, rice and palm oil farming and industrial activities are rapidly replacing these salt-tolerant trees and the ecosystems they support.
  • According to UNESCO, mangroves are disappearing at three to five times faster rate than overall losses of global forest cover in the face of infrastructure development, urbanisation and agricultural land conversion.
  • Mangrove coverage has shrunk by half in the last 40 years. Less than 1% of tropical forests are mangroves.

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