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EU scheme to rescue mangrove forests in Ghana, eight other West Africa countries

Ghana Mangrove

Just as tropical forests help to maintain ecological balance and support livelihoods in the hinterlands, so mangrove forests fulfil critical functions in coastal areas. Mangrove harvested for fuel wood being transported to a market in one of Ghana’s coastal communities Mangroves are found in 10 of the 17 West African countries and play a vital role in the region’s coastal ...

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The pull of the mangroves and the sea, by Nnimmo Bassey

Mangrove

There is something about water that draws humans and other living beings. Could it be the fact that up to 60 percent of the human body is made up of water? When people say that water is life, the meaning goes deeper than the fact that water quenches our thirst, refreshes us and generally feeds us. It also refers to ...

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Nigeria to restore Niger Delta area’s mangrove ecosystem

Sharon Ikeazor

As part of measures towards ensuring the protection of mangroves and oceans in the country, the Nigerian government is considering a National Mangrove Restoration Project that will deliver environmental and sustainable livelihood benefits for people living in the Niger Delta region. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, announced ...

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World Wetlands Day: Five wetlands that mitigate extreme weather

Mangroves

Mangroves Mangroves are salt-water tolerant shrubs and trees that grow in shallow, tropical coastal waters. Their roots bind the shoreline and each kilometre of mangrove forest can reduce a storm surge by 50cm, blunting the impact of cyclones/hurricanes and tsunamis. Every hectare of mangrove and coastal marsh is worth up to $15,161 a year in disaster-related services. Mangroves also store ...

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