Mangroves are incredibly important. They are not just aesthetically pleasing to look at, they also help our environment and multitudinous species in numerous ways, giving us many reasons to protect mangroves.
First of all, mangroves underpin endangered species. A lot of them nest inside the mangroves, making it home to the species nesting and to the younger ones developing in the nest. Some species utilize mangrove systems at least some portion of their histories. They are also nurseries to fish and invertebrates.
Mangroves are majorly important to us humans as they prevent shorelines from erosion. With their tangled up root systems, they stabilize sediments which protects the shorelines.
They also encourage ecotourism. Mangroves deliver a rich surrounding for recreational uses such as sports fishing, kayaking and birdwatching.
Despite mangroves being of the essence, they are under a threat.