Latest Mangrove Stories
A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests experienced significantly fewer deaths than villages that were less protected.
A study of the 1999 super cyclone that hit eastern India suggests villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests fared better than other areas. The study by researchers at India's University of Delhi and Duke University in the United States analyzed deaths in 409 villages in the poor, mostly rural Kendrapada District of the Indian state of Orissa, just north of the cyclone's landfall.
A climate change expert warned Monday, that rising sea levels are causing salt water to flow into India's biggest river, threatening its ecosystem and turning vast farmlands barren in the country's east.
KUALA LUMPUR: As the Earth's temperature continues to rise and the North Pole becomes a permanent island, mangrove swamps on the west coast of the peninsula may just get the break they sorely need.
By Jinka Nagaraju HYDERABAD: Is the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government allotting land to companies floated by high-profile promoters in full violation of rules in the coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) 1 in the state? So it would seem.
By Anonymous The ecological value of coastal mangrove forests in Mexico has been apparent to marine scientists for years, but for the first time, researchers have used a wide-ranging compilation of fisheries landings-the official record of fish catches-to place an economic price tag on that value.
By Jaswinder Kaur KOTA KINABALU: Responding to the growing threat to marine life, and the push for businesses to be more environment-friendly, an island resort has set up a research centre and a programme to rehabilitate corals and fish injured by trawler nets.
By Yogesh Naik PUNE/MUMBAI: The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will have to change the course of two rivers, the Ulwe and the Gadhi, and reclaim an island called Waghivli to construct the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport.
MIAMI _ For inexpensive, late-night entertainment, it is hard to beat party boat fishing on the Sea King in Islamorada. You can escape the daytime heat, catch dinner (or maybe even several dinners) and maybe make some new friends.
A conservation worker who gave advice on a new zoo exhibit has been killed in a typhoon on the other side of the world. Living Coasts in Torquay is due to open its new mangrove forest exhibit today.
The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its large range includes coastal eastern Australia as far south as far eastern Victoria, the northern Australian coast and nearby islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is uncommon through most of its range....
The Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri), is a species of bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. The Madagascar Sacred Ibis is threatened due to habitat loss.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.