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18/08/2020

From the Field: Protection among the Mangroves

17 August 2020 (UN News)* — The rehabilitation and replanting of mangrove forests in Cuba’s coastal regions is helping to protect the lives of people living on the Caribbean island, and reduce the effects of climate change, thanks to a UN Development Programme project.
UNDP Cuba | Much of the mangrove forests on Cuba’s coastline have deteriorated in recent decades.
Mangroves not only provide a habitat for fish and other sea life that local communities eat, but also reduce the effects of rising tides and extreme weather that will become more intense with climate change. 

In Cuba, the loss and damage over several decades to mangroves, which are typically found on 70 per cent of its coasts, has made coastal communities increasingly vulnerable.

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