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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mangrove conservation is 'economic' CO2 fix


Mangrove habitats comprise less than 1% of all forest areas across the world.
But for the biodiversity they support, and the benefits they bring to communities in the form of fishing habitats and storm protection barriers, they are extremely important.
They are also being lost at a greater rate than tropical rainforests.
Similar to rainforests, they store carbon within their "biomass", which is released when the habitat is destroyed.
Their ability to capture carbon may be on average five times that of tropical rainforests, so they have become of interest to carbon-focused conservation strategists.

Full article here

4 comments:

Kirstz said...

It is interesting information about Mangrove. I really don't have any idea of this kind of tree but I know it will be a big help to protect our environment. Thanks for sharing this information.

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PlantWerkZ said...

I have visited the Mangrove Forest named Sundarban. This is very beautiful forest. But I haven't seen like this type of trees. This is looking so wonderful. Thank you for sharing such beautiful post. Caralia Brachiata

Rajesh Makhija said...

Grow Trees is involved in a project with planting 100,000 mangroves at the Sundarbans National Park. Sundarban is the largest deltaic mangrove forest in the world with an area of 10,200 sq km area of which 5937 sq km and 4263 sq km of Reserve forests are spread respectively over Bangladesh and India. Planting of mangroves around villages in the Periphery of the National Park will directly supports rural livelihoods and restore degraded habitats for wildlife. Plant a mangrove today at Grow-Trees.com

Donna Dawson said...

I absolutely love this picture. I could sit and look at it for hours. This is just amazing and the roots of this tree are incredible.
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