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Global Mangrove Watch featured in UNEP Report

Decades of Mangrove Forest Change

The Global Mangrove Watch was the key source of data used by the UNEP-WCMC for their special report, Decades of Mangrove Forest Change: What does it mean for nature, people and the climate?, exploring changes in mangrove cover to highlight the urgent need to better understand our “blue ecosystems”.

These blue ecosystems, which include mangroves, are threatened by rising temperatures, pollution, over-exploitation and coastal development, yet they provide water, food and livelihoods to millions of people while helping to reduce the magnitude and impacts of climate change.

Read more here.