Mangroves have a special ecosystem and ecology. They protect over a
third of the world's coastlines. They're known to pull large amounts of carbon
dioxide from the air and keep fresh water aquifers from salt contamination.
They are home to all kinds of species of plants, animals, birds, and fish.
And like most of our natural world they are in threat of disappearing due to
pollution, shrimp farming, beach homes, and golf courses just to name a
This imagine was originally created for a book cover. The book
"Testimonios: Defensa de los manglares en México"
(Testimonies:In Defense of the Mangroves of Mexico) written by
Bios Iguana. The group is a non governmental organization from Colima, Mexico
dedicated to caring for the environment, and searching for alternative
methods of economic, social and cultural development that would allow us to move
towards sustainability with our natural environment. If you're interested
in learning more about them, they have a web site: www.bios-iguana.com.
Linoleum block print
heavy cotton paper