Depleted Mangrove landscape of Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Photo by

Glory Amarachi Brendan-Otuojor


These photos were taken in 2014 during my MSc research study of the mangrove ecosystem in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The research showed that the mangrove landscape is seriously been depleted due to over-harvesting of its resources for community livelihoods while some parts are reclaimed for urban development. Mangrove forests serve as a sink for greenhouse gases and as defences against coastal floods. This dual ecosystem function of the mangroves is important for flood reduction and cli

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