Mangroves from the Water

2017: Artists working to save the natural environment of the local mangroves

Mangroves constitute a fascinating habitat interface between the terrestrial and the marine environment located in the zone between the high tide and the low tide. They act as a bridge between the ecosystems found on land and in the sea, providing a safe haven for many organisms. They are one of the most productive and diverse wetlands on earth, yet these unique coastal forests are one of the most threatened habitats in the world. The rate of loss of mangrove forests is 3 – 4 times higher than that of terrestrial forests! Since 1980, there has been a loss of about 20% of mangrove forests in the world.

(Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi, Photos©: Mangroves from the Water, Stephanie Neville)

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