The mangroves are our natural barrier against erosive wave action.
A happy breeding ground for many fishes.
The Sundarban Crow butterfly calls the mangroves home. Sundarban is listed in the UNESCO World heritage. It is the world largest mangrove forest.
Caterpillars feed off evergreen leaves of the mangroves.
The fiddler crab lives almost everywhere mangroves can be found.
Bats ensure controlled insect growth in the fragile ecosystem.
Recurring floods poisons and leaves the land infertile.
The giant ibis is now one of the rarest birds in the world.
Mosquitoes propagate well in contaminated earth, dangerously increasing Malaysia cases.
Mangroves drives CO2 out, and reduces green house gas.
The mangrove night belongs to the tigers.
Water was once sweet; now it is saline and undrinkable.
Please Live Harmoniously with Nature.
Global mangrove distributions have fluctuated throughout human and geological history. The area covered by mangroves is influenced by a complex interaction between land position, rainfall hydrology, sea level, sedimentation, subsidence, and storms. In the last 50 years, human activities have strongly affected mangrove distributions, resulting in declines worldwide mangrove area.
The main drivers of the recent mangroves destruction are linked to four main activities: urban sprawl, tourism, agriculture and aquaculture. And among all these factors aquaculture is considered as the greatest contributor to the worldwide mangrove loss.
Each of us might not felt that this is something important...but profession called this an anthropogenic impact on the environment = human impact on the environment. We unwittingly stole plenty of the natural protection given to us.
Recently the rate of loss has been declining due to a greater awareness of mangrove values, with legislation and conservation projects becoming more commonplace.(one of the project in Malaysia is the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserved by Perak Forestry Department) It can only be hoped that this declining rate of loss continues, allowing future generations to appreciate the many benefits of mangroves.
I want to thank my friend, Alvin. He is the one who gave me this book; is a notebook. I like the design of the book and of course the content inside. ^^ Sometimes, a simple sharing could get people comprehend.^^
The second bigger mangrove in the world is the Kukup Island in Malaysia. ^^
note:This is a product from Antalis (M) Sdn Bhd, the paper manufacturing company, which follow the philosophy of ensuring their production materials are originated from legal and well managed forests, controlled sources and recycle material.