ES­SEN­TIAL SER­VICES

Scuba Diver Australasia - - Conservation -

• Re­cent re­search shows that man­groves are in­cred­i­ble car­bon sinks, se­ques­ter­ing more car­bon than any of their ter­res­trial coun­ter­parts. Man­grove forests se­quester ap­prox­i­mately 1.5 met­ric tons/hectare/year of car­bon • Man­groves pro­tect coasts from ero­sion and from vi­o­lent storms, and pro­vide a host of eco­nomic ben­e­fits and ecosys­tem ser­vices to hu­man com­mu­ni­ties

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