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The Downsides of Mangrove Removal w/ Giovanni Coco: 16 November, 2023.

The Downsides of Mangrove Removal w/ Giovanni Coco: 16 November, 2023.

The Downsides of Mangrove Removal w/ Giovanni Coco: 16 November, 2023. , 15.49 MB
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Councils across Aotearoa have been removing mangroves for various reasons including for aesthetics, beach access, and reduced muddiness. 

However, mangroves actually reduce muddiness on their own, as well as supporting local ecosystems and minimising flood risk. 

Producer Castor spoke to University of Auckland Professor of Environment, Giovanni Coco, about the removal of mangroves and how this can harm New Zealand’s wetlands and estuaries.