Papua New Guinea has large tracts of intact mangrove forest with a high species diversity extending over many thousands of shore kilometers and, in many regions, penetrating quite deeply inland.
Mangrove ecosystem is very useful and critical to PNG coastal communities. Its uses ranges from carbon sequestration, buffers coastlines against storm surges and sea level rise, breeding ground for fisheries, building, firewood, medicinal purposes to name a few.
|Publisher||PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority|
|Modified||09 April 2022|
|Release Date||19 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Papua New Guinea|
|Relevant Countries||Papua New Guinea|
|Contact Name||Christina Sakato|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|
|POD Theme||Atmosphere and Climate, Land, Biodiversity, Coastal and Marine|