Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees that also make up one of The Bahamas' most important marine ecosystems. The Bahamas is home to three species of mangrove: red, black, and white mangroves, and a mangrove associate: buttonwood. Mangroves provide many ecosystem services and deserve our protection!

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Learn more about the Mangrove Detectives Program! 

This series of videos includes a helpful introduction to mangrove ecosystems, and further activities that are part of the Mangrove Detectives program. If you are interested in becoming a Mangrove Detective and helping to collect data about the health of our mangroves, please contact us!

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Marine Protected Area

Ecosystem Services

Carbon Sequestration

Keystone Species



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