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  • n  a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building

  • Roughly 20% of mangrove forests have disappeared since 1980, and aqua-farming is one of the main culprits of deforestation.
  • These Pacific quilts, fragile yet strong, their mangrove-colored surfaces as warm and radiant as blood, are a perfect expression of community.
  • Teeming with bird and marine life, giant ferns and towering mangrove plants whose roots straddle land and water like the legs of lumbering animals, the creeks and swamps of the .

  • Frederick Forsyth in Independent
    Forsyth said he came here for "the flavour, the odour, of a pretty washed-up, impoverished, failed west African mangrove swamp". "I thought, what is the most disastrous part of west Africa, and by a mile, it's Guinea-Bissau. If you drive...
  • Chakraborty in AFP
    Many islands and a large swathe of the mangrove forest in the Sundarbans are still under water,Chakraborty said. "We have been dropping food to marooned people by helicopter."
  • Robert Barham in Boston Globe
    The marsh grasses, the canes, the mangrove are dying. They're stressed and dying now,said Robert Barham, secretary of the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. "There's very visible evidence that the ecosystem is changed."

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