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A Mangrove Valentine from New Caldonia

2/13/2009 5:20:47 PM

Tags: deforestation, urban expansion, mangrove

Mangrove swamps, like this one near Voh, New Caldonia in the southwest Pacific, cover nearly 25 percent of the world’s coastal areas. Deforestation and exploitation of resources cause dry spots like this heart-shaped one where vegetation recedes.

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Check out more of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s gorgeous photographs.



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