Mangroves

Mangrove wetlands are vast mixes of ecological, social and economic benefit to Antigua and Barbuda. The not only act as an important nursing habitat of juvenile marine species but they also provide direct economic benefit to the fisheries sector in Antigua and Barbuda.

In addition they provide food and shelter for many species of sea birds and marine invertebrates such crabs, sponges, tunicates, molluscs and crustaceans. These animals make their homes within mudflat areas of wetlands and among the prop roots of red mangroves.

Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD)Unep UnepCaribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Antigua & Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services Environmental Awareness Group Antigua
 
National Parks Antigua Caribbean community climate change centre
 
Antigua $amp; Barbuda's Environment Division