Extinction threat for mangroves warns IUCN

| 22/04/2010

(ZEENEWS.COM): As the world observes Earth Day Thursday, there is not much to cheer for the coastal communities whose primary source of livelihood — mangroves is under threat due to unchecked anthropological pressures and natural calamities. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a network of several conservation groups, has set alarm bells ringing by warning that more than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture. Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants of tropical and subtropical inter tidal regions of the world andare extremely delicate and fragile.

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