Distribution and extent

The general distribution of mangroves corresponds to that of the tropical forests, but they extend further north and south of the equator, sometimes beyond the tropics, although in a reduced form.
FAO has recently conducted a global study on mangroves. The study can be downloaded from here

The world's mangroves 1980-2005

FAO Forestry Paper 153

 

 

 

FAO 2007

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Countries where mangroves exist

Africa
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Dem.Rep. of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • SaoTom?and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
America
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent / Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
  • United States of America
  • Venezuela
Asia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
Pacific Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Guam
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia (Fed. States of)
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa (Western)
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
last updated:  Wednesday, March 19, 2008