Mangroves. They are the most misunderstood habitat. Most people believe they are stinky and infested with biting bugs like mosquitoes. But the truth is that Mangroves are extremely important and are essential for a healthy planet. Mangroves are incredible places teeming with wildlife. Here are four reasons why you should care about Mangroves.
They Help Fight Climate Change
Climate change is a huge problem. "Rainforest's are the lungs of the earth" people often say. Yes, they do soak up carbon emissions like a sponge soaks up water. But did you know that Mangroves soak up more carbon emissions than all the world's rainforest? Mangroves are like an army battling climate change and most of us don't even know it.
They Provide Habitat For So Many Animals
Osprey, Brahminy Kite, Mud Crabs, Bockadam, Fiddler Crabs, Semaphore Crabs and over in South East Asia Mangrove forests provide habitat for the endangered Proboscis Monkey. As you can see Mangrove habitats are essential for so many species to survive and thrive. When we remove Mangroves we remove their home.
They Act As A Nursey For Baby Fish
People love to eat fish. We have to thank Mangroves for many of the fish that end up on our plate! This is because Mangroves act as a nursery for many species of baby fish. Even baby Lemon Sharks depend on Mangroves. If there weren't Mangroves fish populations would plummit as the baby fish won't have a place to be protected.
We Need To Protect Them So Future Generations Can Enjoy Them
Will the future generations ever get to see Mangroves and experience their beauty? If we don't protect our natural areas like Mangroves future generations will never be able to experience their beauty. That is why it is essential that we protect them.
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