ACRS science-based policy plan for Australia’s coral reefs – Benefits of mangroves – Science brief for Hon. Mark Butler MP

Declining water quality has already led to decreased coral diversity and coverage on coastal reefs of the GBR. Importantly, mangroves have the ability to reduce impacts
of water quality. Australia has the 2nd largest area of mangroves in the world. Below, we have highlighted the benefits of mangroves, and recommend immediate action to
protect and restore mangrove forests along the Queensland coast.