Hope for Indonesia’s valuable but threatened mangroves by Johnny Langenheim
Hope for Indonesia’s valuable but threatened mangroves
by Johnny Langenheim
Indonesia is home to the largest tracts of mangrove forests on earth – but they are disappearing at a rate of up to 2% a year, faster than anywhere else in the world. A study by Conservation International (CI) in West Papua province is trying to determine the potential value of these mangroves, both for Indonesia – the world’s third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – and for the Papuan communities that live among them.
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