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Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:13:50 AM »
Public Release: 18-Jan-2019
Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Scientists call on governments to move away from short-term politically driven plans destroying mangrove habitats
 

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, is the call led by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which hosts the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group, in a letter published in Science today (18 January 2019).

With nearly 35% of mangroves lost from around the world since the 1980s, primarily due to coastal development, the future loss of seemingly small mangrove patches to new construction projects such as airports or aquaculture is extremely worrying for coastal communities and Critically Endangered wildlife like the pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) and green sawfish (Pristis zijsron) that are protected by, and reliant on, these habitats.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/zsol-mpd011819.php
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