International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (July 26)

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Florida Mangrove roots

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  • Commemorative Days and Events

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They contribute to the protection of coastlines. They help mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events. This is why the protection of mangrove ecosystems is essential today. Their survival faces serious challenges - from the alarming rise of the sea level and biodiversity that is increasingly endangered. The earth and humanity simply cannot afford to lose these vital ecosystems.

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