Mangrove A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, mainly between latitudes N and S.The total mangrove forest area of the world in was , square kilometres , sq mi , spanning countries and Australian mangroves Australia has approximately , km of mangroves, primarily on the northern and eastern coasts of the continent Areas where mangroves occur include the intertidal zone of tropical, subtropical and protected temperate coastal rivers, estuaries, bays and marine shorelines Less than % of Australia s total forest area is mangrove forest Although mangroves are typically found in tropical Ecological Importance mangrove The dikes now prevent the free flow of water and movement of organisms between the mangroves and intracoastal waters, thereby denying the marine ecology the full benefits of mangrove wetlands. MangroveWatch MangroveWatch puts the environment first, partnering scientists and the community in order to conserve our Mangroves Download the Brochure Mangroves protect coastlines, store carbon and are Mangroves provide essential habitat and coastline protection but are under threat Storing carbon in flooded soils Continued mangrove expansion could increase carbon storage along coastlines. Estuaries, Salt Marshes, and Mangroves MarineBio Estuaries, Salt Marshes, and Mangroves The Ocean NEXT Continental Shelves Salt Marshes, estuaries, and mangrove forests are unique ecosystems in Thailand Trang Province Taking Back the Mangroves with Overview Sometimes called rainforests by the sea , mangroves cover one quarter of the world s tropical and subtropical coastline, extending between and thousand square kilometers in countries and territories in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. Untitled Document langkawi nature Enjoy the mangroves of Langkawi with a taste of adventure and some exercise during this hour kayak trip Have a good close up to the ecology of the mangroves while gliding with your kayak through a smaller area in the mangrove jungle away from the larger rivers. MANGROVES AND THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT LIVE MANGROVES Mangroves are generally small scrubby trees supported by prop roots There are many species of mangrove plant Though mangrove species often look the same or similar, they are often not members of the same family. Biomes Conserving Biomes WWF Selection Methodology The Global Ecoregions are the results of regional analyses of biodiversity across the continents and oceans of the world, completed in collaboration with hundreds of regional experts worldwide and by conducting extensive literature reviews.