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Published on March 2, 2014

Author: marksandstars

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Invitation by N-Parks, Singapore (Sungei Buloh) to present on conservation of Mangroves.
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What comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘Mangroves’?

Origin of the word ‘mangrove’

A Historical Perspective The EVIL mangrove swamps!!

Alexander von Humboldt South American Voyage Accounts (1805 – 1834)

‘The mangrove swamp is one of the most difficult and fatiguing things in the world to traverse. Myriads of mosquitoes swarm in it!’ Beccari (an Italian naturalist) Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo (1904)

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Why Fear? •Unpredictable appearance of insects •Sinking into mud •Alienation from nature

Fear not but take Pride Mangroves attained their highest species diversity and abundance in the Central Indo-Pacific region! Figure 1. Mangrove Species Richness: Native distributions of mangrove species.

Contains 40% of the world’s mangroves!

Only 0.12% of the world’s total land area BUT ………………. Provide at least US$1.6 billion each year in ecosystem services!!!!!

Mangrove Timber

Most versatile and useful plant in the mangrove forest Nypa Palm!!

Mangroves as medicinal plants: Avicennia Inhibit inflammation, heal skin ulcers and most interesting……. Natural Contraceptive!! Avicennia: An Arabian Physician

Ideal Fish Nurseries

Harmony between man and mangroves The story of an Asmat tribe

Harmony between man and mangroves The story of an Asmat tribe

Mangrove belts give protection Have we learnt from History? From Molokai – Hawaii From Bangladesh 1970s

MANGROVES – THE LIVING CLASSROOM A tree climbing crab A half beak A giant mudskipper

MANGROVES – THE LIVING CLASSROOM A Malayan Monitor Lizard Mangrove mud creepers

What comes to your mind when you think about FOREST DEGRADATION?

Chocked by oil spills! Main oil tanker route map

Ineffective Law enforcement for mangrove protection

Is it too late for this forgotten forest?

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