Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection

(University of California - Santa Cruz) The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more than $65 billion annually, and 15 million more people would be flooded, according to a new study published March 10, 2020 in Scientific Reports.