Mangrove forests in worldwide decline


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More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

As a result, 11 out of 70 mangrove species (16 percent) which were assessed will be placed on the IUCN Red List. The Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Central America, where as many as 40 percent of mangrove species are considered threatened, are particularly affected…

Read Full Article; By the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Mangrove Extinction Risk and Geographic Areas of Global Concern, in Plos One

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