Documenting Danajon Bank, the cradle of life for the Pacific Ocean

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mangrove tree photo

credit: Michael Ready/ iLCP

Pictured here is an old-growth mangrove tree. Mangrove forests are some of the most important coastal ecosystems we have, protecting shorelines from storms, acting as a nursery for countless species of marine animals, and as a grocery store for humans living in and around mangroves. iLCP states, "According to the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, [Danajon Bank] is home to 196 threatened species and ecosystems."