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China: Education in the Mangroves (Video)

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China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are...

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Image by Sean Gallagher, China, 2010.
Image by Sean Gallagher, China, 2010.

Since the end of World War II, the world has lost approximately 50% of its mangroves, mainly as a result of destruction by humans for coastal developments.

Found mainly in the tropics and subtropics, mangroves are a unique species of trees and shrubs that thrive in saltwater. They are valued for their ability to protect coastlines, harbor wildlife and have a nutrient base on a par with the rainforests.

Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher, travels to South-East China to report on a project aiming to save the remaining pockets of mangroves in China, on assignment for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

To learn more, visit threatenedwaters.com

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