Mangrove destruction

Mangrove destruction

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Caption: Destroyed mangroves (Rhizophora mangle). Destruction occurs through deforestation, logging and shrimp farming. Mangroves protect coastlines against storm surges and beach erosion, but this protection is lost when the mangroves are destroyed. Photographed in French Guiana.

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