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Biologist warns of Nzeto mangrove extinction risk

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:36 - Environment

Nzeto - Biologist Mateus Filho expressed concern Thursday about the risk of extinction of coastal mangroves in the Nzeto region, northern Nzeto province, which could lead to damage of local terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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Speaking to Angop, he called on the competent authorities in order to act to save the few remaining bushes on the local maritime coast, whose disappearance could trigger an environmental imbalance.

Mateus Filho recalled that mangroves are the main source of organic matter dissolved in the ocean and serve as food for various marine species, as well as habitat for many other species of animals.