Why islands must protect their mangroves

Mangrove Mauritius Island, Trou aux Biches, lone mangrove plant growing in the shallow seawater with rocks at the back; mangroves importance

Clearing mangroves in the estuaries and marshes of small islands was common some years ago. We mainly dumped trash there and thought they were insect breeding sites. Eventually, as we understood the important role of these habitats, efforts to protect and restore degraded forests Read More