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  World Mangrove Distribution

It is estimated a total of 15.2 million hectares of mangroves are exist worldwide and their main distribution is in the tropical areas. About one third of the world’s mangroves are found in Asia (39%), followed by Africa (21%) and North and Central America (15%) (FAO, 2007).  The world map below shows where mangrove forests are located.  

Malaysia is one of top ten countries with the largest extent of mangroves in the world (FAO, 2007).  You can click on "MALAYSIA"  to discover more about our targeted project site in
 Kuala Gula, Perak. 

 

Sources: UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems NGM Maps
Map Copyright: National Geographic Magazine


 



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