Loss of Mangroves

In the Territory we have over a third of Australia's mangroves - protecting our coastline, filtering our waters and providing vital nurseries for our fish stocks. 

In 2016, the Territory suffered one of the worst mangrove dieback events in the world, affecting 1000 kilometres of coastline - an area that supports thousands of marine turtles and dugongs, as well as commercial and recreational fisheries. 

While banned in some states, unbelievably clearing of mangroves is still permitted here in the NT. This is taking its toll - clearing vast areas of mangroves, reducing protection against storm surges and cyclones, and impacting local fishing and tourism.