Investigación

The Global Flood Protection Benefits of Mangroves

Published in Scientific Reports (Nature), 2020

Coastal flood risks and the needs for adaptation are rising. In a first, we quantify the socio-economic flood savings provided by mangroves every km across their entire 700,000 km distribution in 59 countries. Every year, mangroves avert flood damages to $65 billion in property and 15 million people.