July 26 – International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

As every year, this July 26, Sunset World Group reaffirms its commitment to the conservation of biodiversity by commemorating the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, which was declared as such in 2004 by the Latin American organization Redmanglar Internacional. (RMI) and later adopted in 2015 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Mangroves are a special ecosystem that forms a bridge between land and sea. It is one of the most dynamic ecosystems that exist on Earth, with a constant production and recycling of organic matter. Likewise, mangroves have different environmental functions depending on their location and their structure. In Quintana Roo, for example, they provide a protected space for the reproduction and development of many species of fish that inhabit the Mesoamerican reef; their dense roots retain sediment, helping to filter the clear water that characterizes our beaches and allowing coral to survive; they produce oxygen and capture carbon in large quantities.