Mangrove forests are a vital biome of Earth that support a wide variety of interesting and unique wildlife. Because of the specific requirements that are necessary for the growth and success of these forests, the existence of this ecosystem is limited across the world. Mangrove Forests grow along the coastline of mid-tropical to tropical climates, and thrive in areas where the impact of humans has not spread widely. Mangrove trees support a unique group of animals with their roots underwater serving as homes and protection for a colorful variety of fish and as a nursery ground for fish and marine invertebrates. Their branches offer shelter for a variety nesting coastal birds. With only 39.3 million acres of mangrove forests existing around the world, every last acre must be protected to keep these wonderful ecosystems alive. For more information on Mangrove Forests, please go to our other pages.