Protect Mangroves: “Safeguard our Marine Ecosystems and our Lives”

Mangroves are found along the coasts and are among the highly productive ecosystems. According to UN – FAO’s Forestry Department; “estimated mangrove area for Papua New Guinea in 2005 to be 380 000 ha.” There are numerous mangrove species found along the coasts of tropical and subtropical regions of the world, of which, 43 of these species are found in PNG, which makes up 75% of total mangrove area in the Pacific Region.

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