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Mangroves and climate change

Updated: Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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Coastal mangrove forests are proving one of the cheapest and surest ways to reduce risks from tsunamis, storms and other extreme weather. Protecting and expanding them also helps curb climate change by storing carbon, and can help boost populations of fish and shellfish.

Coastal mangrove forests are proving one of the cheapest and surest ways to reduce risks from tsunamis, storms and other extreme weather. Protecting and expanding them also helps curb climate change by storing carbon, and can help boost populations of fish and shellfish.