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Interesting facts about Mangrove trees and forests
Here are some interesting facts about mangrove trees and forests.
Indonesia is home to more than a quarter of the world's mangroves.
Mangrove forests only grow at tropical and subtropical latitudes near the equator as they cannot withstand freezing temperatures.
Mangroves act as a form of defence against floods, storms, cyclones, erosion and tsunamis.
An estimated 341 threatened species including juvenile fish are protected by mangrove forests around the world.
Mangroves store more carbon than terrestrial forests.
Once mangrove trees are destroyed, they cannot be replanted.
There are about 80 different species of mangrove trees.
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