Huge global mangrove loss confirmed
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The Global Forest Watch (GFW) – under the World Resources Institute based on its satellite data – has confirmed the huge loss of mangrove forests in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and other neighboring countries. GFW’s findings were published in the article Satellite Data Reveal State of the World’s Mangrove Forests, written by Asa Strong and Susan Minnemeyer on February 20, 2015. “Asia is a hub for global mangrove loss, with annual loss rates nearly double the global average,” Strong and Minnemeyer said. “More than half of the mangrove loss over the past decade occurred in the Asia Insular region, comprised of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Brunei, East Timor, Singapore and the Philippines,” they noted.
Chavez, C. A. (2015, March 12). Huge global mangrove loss confirmed. Manila Bulletin, p. B-8.
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