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This dataset shows the global distribution of mangrove forests, derived from earth observation satellite imagery. The dataset was created using Global Land Survey (GLS) data and the Landsat archive. Approximately 1,000 Landsat scenes were interpreted using hybrid supervised and unsupervised digital image classification techniques. References Giri C., Ochieng E., Tieszen L.L., Zhu Z., Singh A., Loveland T., Masek J. and Duke(2011) Status and distribution of mangrove forests of the world using earth observation satellite data. Global Ecology and Biogeography, (Global Ecol. Biogeogr.) (2011) 20, 154–159.