We’re slowly appreciating the value of mangroves. They have been shown to fight coastal erosion by protecting land from storm surges and tsunami damage.

Mangrove forest can play a substantial role in climate control, storing more carbon than land based forests.

UNESCO’s Director General, Audrey Azouley published a message for the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.

“The world is now waking up to the importance of mangroves – and other blue carbon ecosystems, including salt marshes, seagrass beds and coastal wetlands.”

Mangroves contribute to biodiversity conservation, one of the key objectives to the creation of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves. One of these is on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, where NonTox is currently negotiating to establish a manufacturing and research facility.

Read more in this UN News bulletin.

Also worth reading, this article from the Apple Newsroom.