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Day of the Mangrove protests shrimp industry

Feature story | 23 July, 2003 at 0:00

Shrimp. So small and tasty, how much damage could they possibly cause? If the shrimp you eat grew in ponds carved from mangrove areas, the answer is: acres and acres of it.

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | 21 August, 2006 at 0:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Scars in the mangrove cut for new shrimp

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

Scars in the mangrove cut for new shrimp farm pools.

People sorting shrimps on long tables at

Image | 24 April, 1999 at 1:00

People sorting shrimps on long tables at the Ecuatesca packaging plant. Almost 50 percent of Ecuador mangroves have been lost, most of it attributed to shrimp farming.

Mangrove seed pods

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Mangrove seed pods. Some 35 percent of mangroves have been lost in the last 20 years.

Mangroves are the coastal equivalent to terrestrial

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Mangroves are the coastal equivalent to terrestrial rain forests.

Aerial view of dammed shrimp ponds

Image | 24 April, 1999 at 1:00

Aerial view of dammed shrimp ponds, with intact mangroves visible at the bottom. Previously a luxury item only consumed in some periods of the year, shrimp is now turning into an everyday product.

Digging up mangrove forest to build new shrimp

Image | 24 April, 1999 at 1:00

Digging up mangrove forest to build new shrimp ponds. To grow as many shrimp as possible and maintain overcrowded populations, large amounts of artificial feed and chemicals are added to the pools.

Fine nets are used to drag the sea

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

Fine nets are used to drag the sea, catching tiny larvae to sell to shrimp farms.

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes. Their economy is dependent on mangroves for gathering shells, wood, coconuts, and fish.

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