Mangroves in Ghana
Tidal river fishermen have degraded the mangrove forest cover around the Densu Delta for traditional fish traps — with only around 16 red mangrove trees left standing. Mangrove biomass is critical for fish assemblages, which the fishers depend on. This habitat degradation has led to a loss of biodiversity in the area — leading to a decline in fish stock in the Densu intertidal zone. The video below explores this problem.
Video and photos of a man transporting mangrove branches over the Densu River. Mangroves, also known as the Guardians of the Coast, provide incredibly important ecosystem services, including support for threatened species.