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#SaveOurOcean If this paddling pool full of Mangroves represents all of the Mangrove trees in the world in 1900, then over the last 100 years, we’ve seen a dramatic loss of approximately 35%. Mangroves help protect coastal areas from storms, soak up CO2, and provide refuge for many fish species to grow and thrive. Coral reefs, which are abundant with life, provide food and jobs for tens of millions of people, have declined by 20%. And seagrass, which stores carbon and protects many marine species, has been reduced by 29% in the last century, and continues to decline. We must reverse this trend and protect ocean habitats. They are vital resources for humanity, providing food, jobs, and they protect us from climate change. And they can be restored.
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Publication date: 
09/06/2017
Publication Organisation: 
UNDP
Thematic Area: 
Marine ecosystems
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