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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Perpetual Planet Amazon Expedition

National Geographic Explorers Angelo Bernardino and Margaret Owuor have braved storms, mosquitoes and tidal bores to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s least-studied ecosystems: the mangrove forests at the Amazon River mouth. They store massive amounts of carbon and provide vital shelter for juvenile fish. Yet, with the world’s attention focused on the region’s rapidly diminishing rainforests, mangroves have remained chronically overlooked. What the team has found could impact not only the local communities that rely on this unique ecosystem for their survival but also prove invaluable in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Discover more

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