Mangrove Forests of the World in 2000

World map mangrove distribution

World mangrove distribution


Pneumatophores penetrate the sand surrounding a mangrove tree.

Mangrove joanes brasil

Short video of a mangrove in Brazil

A forestlike habitat found in the tropics along muddy coasts and river mouths. It is formed by mangrove trees, which are adapted to grow with their roots immersed in saltwater. Mangrove swamps are an important area of breeding seabirds, herons and egrets[1].


  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 

Wistman's Wood in winter This article is part of Project Habitats, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each habitat.
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