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Digging Deep: How mangroves are affected by climate change

July 29, 2022 4:24 pm

Mangroves are tropical forest ecosystems that occupy shallow, warm water in the intertidal region between land and sea. Like many plants that rely on water-based seed-dispersion, they're also affected directly by rising temperatures.

Bombay High Court seeks compliance report from authorities on transfer of mangroves to forest department

February 01, 2022 12:47 pm

The court was hearing a PIL claiming that the authorities did not comply with the high court's September 2018 order wherein it had directed all mangrove areas to be declared forests and transferred to the forest department.

Malaysia's mangrove-planting fishermen stumble at nature finance hurdle

January 24, 2022 6:23 pm

Nature protection remains under-funded worldwide, with the UN urging a four-fold increase in annual investment to $536 billion by 2050.

Gabon plumbs carbon mystery of its mighty mangrove trees

October 27, 2021 6:21 pm

While the world struggles to curb climate change, countries such as Gabon are trying to work out exactly how much carbon is locked in their mangroves.

What happens if all mangroves are destroyed? A plant scientist explains

August 05, 2021 11:20 am

Besides increasing the vulnerability of the coastal communities, the decline of mangroves will also threaten the other organismal diversity that it supports.

Bombay HC seeks progress report on handover of mangrove land to Forest Department

August 03, 2021 3:01 pm

The direction came on a PIL by NGO Vanashakti which claimed that the authorities did not comply with the HC’s 2018 order in which it had directed all mangrove areas to be transferred to the Forest Department.

In 6 years, Maharashtra forest dept taken physical possession of over 14,000 hectare of reserved mangrove land

July 29, 2021 9:02 am

All the mangrove land were owned by various government agencies, including Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and municipal corporations.

Study shows increase in overall mangrove forest cover by 48.79 sq km: Forest dept

March 04, 2021 12:03 am

The mangrove cell said the reduction in sparse mangrove cover depicted a big conversion of sparse to dense mangrove. "Total increase in mangrove forest is found to be 48.79 sq km for all districts," read the report.

Mangrove plantation drive to be taken up in 10 locations

July 31, 2019 1:48 am

According to data from the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC), 14 hectares of mangrove cover had been lost either due to destruction, encroachment or dumping of debris over the last 14 years.

Maharashtra: Work on building walls to stop enroachment on mangroves begins

August 18, 2018 2:02 am

The Cell will construct walls all along the mangrove forests in Mumbai. The walls will be constructed on the landward side, at a maximum distance of 50 metres from the mangroves.