Haine's Orange Mangrove, Bruguiera hainesii

2010 CEPapua New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia

"More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging, and conversion for aquaculture" - IUCN It is estimated that there are fewer than 250 mature trees of Haine's Orange Mangrove remaining, although a recent discovery of 49 trees in Australia is a glimmer of hope for this incredibly rare species. Mangroves are keystone species, providing essential habitat and coastal protection. It is estimated that 80% of global fish catches are directly or indirectly associated with mangrove forests, making their protection essential for humans and nonhumans.

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