Chart Showing Mangrove Loss by Driver (IMAGE) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Caption Between 2000 and 2016, both natural and human causes of mangrove habitat loss declined, but natural causes like erosion and storms declined more slowly than human causes. In some cases, this was due to successful conservation efforts, but in others, because "there are simply no more mangroves to lose," said lead author Liza Goldberg. Credit NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.