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November 18, 2011

Mangroves Losing to Climate Change

If Climate Change is not slowed the mangroves of the Pacific will be lost
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The expansive mangrove forests of Laguna San Ignacio could also be challenged by the effects of climate change.
According to this article by the Worldwatch Institute, if something is not done about climate change soon the mangrove forests of the Pacific will be forever lost. One ecosystem service provided by mangroves that the article does not mention is their ability to store tremendous amounts of carbon. If mangroves are not conserved, the world will lose significant natural resources and climate change will be further exacerbated. For the complete article, click here