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Trash lies on the shore of the mangroves of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, washed up and deposited at high tide. Intense industrial development in the region has led to high levels of pollution. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010


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