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Natural and anthropogenic threats
The Martinican mangrove is subject, as everywhere else in the world, to threats of natural and anthropogenic origin which reduce its surface. The development of the port of Fort-de-France from 1860 as well as the passage of very violent hurricanes, such as David in 1979 and Dean in 2007, have heavily impacted it. Other phenomena, such as the accumulation of waste between its roots or the clearing of its rear areas for urbanization, contribute to its drying out and degradation. The Taupinière mangrove (photo) is subject to significant urban pressure linked to tourism and fishing activities.
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