PHOTOS: Mexico Risks Losing Mangroves, Fisheries

PHOTOS: Mexico Risks Losing Mangroves, Fisheries
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A red mangrove forest, pictured in June 2007, fringes the coastline along Mexico's Concepci?n Bay in the Gulf of California.

A new study shows that mangrove ecosystems are undervalued and their destruction is imperiling fishing communities that depend on them, according to researchers.

The report values 13 fishing regions in the Gulf at U.S. $19 million.

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