Mangrove conservation – new PACE resources

  Mangroves are a unique and extraordinary group of plants, that grow on sheltered coastline and estuaries, throughout the tropics, sub-tropics and warm temperate areas.  They create an important coastal ecosystem - mangrove forests. In Africa 33 countries border the ocean, and 26 of these have mangrove forest, but they are being lost, degraded or depleted at alarming rates. In some places this is caused by clearing for large scale agriculture and industrial activity and the 'development' and pollution that follows. [...]