Antarctica

Climate concerns fuel more travel to fragile corners of the world

Climate concerns fuel more travel to fragile corners of the world

Amid piles of dried chiles, straw baskets and ripe papaya, Jeevanti Chatuvina's wares — represented by her sister modeling a gold-studded red sari, dramatic eyeliner and a perfectly coiffed chignon — glamorized the weekly market found on the edge of a lagoon lush with mature mangroves about an hour's drive north of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Her bridal beauty business, like the others at the pop-up, represents the economic link between protecting the mangroves — as nurseries of the island's fish stocks, tsunami buffers and CO2 sinks — and sustaining communities dependent on them.

"We can't do mangrove conservation without the people," said Anuradha "Anu"...