Featured video: the miracle of mangroves

/ Jeremy Hance

Mangroves are among the most important ecosystems in the world: they provide nurseries for fish, protect coastlines against dangerous tropical storms, mitigate marine erosion, store massive amounts of carbon, and harbor species found no-where else. However, they are vanishing at astonishing rates: experts say around 35 percent of the world's mangroves were lost in just twenty years (1990 to 2010).

Mangroves are among the most important ecosystems in the world: they provide nurseries for fish, protect coastlines against dangerous tropical storms, mitigate marine erosion, store massive amounts of carbon, and harbor species found no-where else. However, they are vanishing at astonishing rates: experts say around 35 percent of the world’s mangroves were lost in just twenty years (1990 to 2010).

A new video The Beauty of Mangrove Forests highlights both the ecological importance of these vanishing forests and also their calming allure. The video was shot on Bimini Island in the Bahamas in a mangrove forest that is currently threatened.


The Beauty of Mangrove Forests from Dennis Zaidi on Vimeo.

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