A coati (member of the raccoon family) prowls the mangrove forest.
In addition to shrimp, mangroves also provide a nursery for fresh water oysters.
This magnificent frigate bird relies on the mangrove forest for food and shelter.
Mangroves are home to many different forms of wildlife, including this little green heron.
Mangrove seed pods. Some 35 percent of mangroves have been lost in the last 20 years.
Flowering mangrove plants.
Mangrove forest roots are bulldozed into the mud to make way for the intruding shrimp farms.
Mangroves are the coastal equivalent to terrestrial rain forests.
Panoramic view of a red mangrove forest, breeding ground for a diverse group of fish, shellfish, and other wildlife.
Today Mexico's senate ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, a crucial instrument of the Convention on Biodiversity that aims to establish a system for the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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