World Rainforest Movement

Shrimp Farming

Industrial shrimp farming is an activity which is the main driver of destruction of mangrove forests, of which about 15.1 million ha existed worldwide in 2010, according to FAO figures.

Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

  • The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

    Posted on December 17, 2002

    Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This biodiversity has multiple social and economic values, apart from its intrinsic value, varying from the...

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  • Mangroves: Local livelihoods vs. corporate profits

    Posted on December 9, 2002

    Generally speaking, public perception regarding tropical forests rarely includes mangrove forests, in spite of the fact that this type of ecosystem is found exclusively in tropical and subtropical regions of the planet. Clearly, their...

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