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UN: Mangrove forests vanishing at an 'alarming' rate

Date : 3rd February 2008, Source : ENS



ROME, Italy, February 3, 2008 (ENS) - The world has lost about 20 percent of its wetland mangrove forests since 1980, the United Nations said Thursday in a new report to mark World Wetlands Day, February 2. Mangroves are salt tolerant evergreen forests found along coastlines, lagoons, rivers or deltas in 124 tropical and subtropical countries and areas.

http://www.ens-newswire.com





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