EDUCATION IN THE MANGROVES - Threatened Waters: China's Wetlands Crisis| 6mins
Director: Sean Gallagher | Producer: Sean Gallagher, Michael Zhao
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Since the end of World War 2, the world has lost approximately 50% of its mangroves, mainly as a result of destruction by humans for coastal developments.
Found mainly in the tropics and subtropics, mangroves are a unique species of trees and shrubs that thrive in saltwater. They are valued for their ability to protect coastlines, harbor wildlife and have a nutrient base on a par with the rainforests.