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Palmoil and Rubber tree plantages are advancing towards the Mangrove estuary south of Krabi, Thailand

Palmoil and Rubber tree plantages are advancing towards the Mangrove estuary south of Krabi, Thailand

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Uploaded 24 Jan 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014
From collection: World Forest Ecosystems
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 137,760 km². The mangrove biome is a distinct saline woodland or shrubland habitat characterized by depositional coastal environments, where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high-energy wave action. Mangroves dominate three-quarters of tropica ...
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