Mangrove News

Hartal On January 26 : Against Rampal, For Sundarbans

Bangladesh: January 23, 2017 | EngergyBangla: The member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port’s Professor Anu Muhammad today urged the government to move away from their stance and give support to those protesting against Rampal Power plant project. There is an international consensus against the Rampal project… read more »

Increasing Salinity in a Changing Climate Likely to Alter Sundarban’s Ecosystem

USA, January 23, 2017 | Marcin, Increased salinity in a changing climate will hit coastal Bangladesh hard Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh is already facing increasing salinization, especially between October and May. Laboratory analyses of water and soil samples show an increase of salinity over time in the region. Climate change induced sea-level rise… read more »

Illegal conversion of river, mangroves cutting in Zambo exposed

Philippines; Monday, January 23, 2017 | Bong Garcia, SunStar Zamboanga: AN OFFICIAL of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to pursue charges against the people behind the illegal cutting of mangrove and conversion of a river into a fishpond in Zamboanga City. DENR Assistant Regional Director Ronald Gadot said they are… read more »

Everglades mangroves’ carbon storage capacity worth billions

USA, January 22, 2017 | Marcin, Scientists say preserving mangroves worth the cost When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in South Florida’s Everglades — and it’s in the billions. Mangrove forests absorb carbon dioxide, and much of that carbon remains trapped in the… read more »

Duane Silverstein: mangrove conservationist

UK, 23 January 2017 | Geographical: Duane Silverstein is the Executive Director of Seacology, a California-based NGO with a focus on islands. In 2016, it assisted Sri Lanka in protecting the entirety of its mangrove forests Sri Lanka has become the first country in the world to protect all of its mangrove forests, and the… read more »

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