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26th of July, International Day in Defense of the Mangrove Swamp

In the year 2000, the International Day for the Defense of the Mangrove Swamp was established thanks to a Latin-American movement lead by the Mangrove Network, establishing July 26th as the commemoration of this day because in 1998, Hayhow Daniel Nanoto, an environmental activist from Micronesia died of heart failure during a massive protest lead by the National Ecologist Defense and Greenpeace International.

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