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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Pacific mangrove forests vulnerable to rising sea levels

Pacific mangrove forests vulnerable to rising sea levels

Date : 21st July 2006, Source : ENS



APIA, Samoa, July 21, 2006 (ENS) - Rising sea levels linked with climate change are predicted to drown large areas of mangroves that line the shores of Pacific island nations. Mangrove forests provide shoreline protection by reducing wave energy, they act to filter coastal pollution, and the long underwater roots of the salt-loving trees shelter fish nurseries.

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