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Tell Me About: Threats to Mangroves in Florida

Mangrove forests are highly productive and incredibly unique ecosystems that tolerate copious amounts of saltwater and are home to immense biodiversity. Unfortunately, they face threats from various sectors all across the state.


Invasive Species

For decades, Florida’s warm climate and lush landscapes have attracted more than 500 non-native plant and animal species.

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Marine plastic pollution and nutrient pollution threaten Florida’s plants and wildlife.

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Climate Change

Just like many coastal areas, Florida is feeling the effects of the Earth’s changing air and water temperature.