This vanishing forest protects the coasts—and lives—of two countries

This vanishing forest protects the coasts—and lives—of two countries


Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

Excerpts;

Rising waters and illicit logging are killing the trees in the Sundarbans, the natural wall that protects the India-Bangladesh coast…

Read Full Article, National Geographic (07-19-2019)

Mangroves, hardy shore-bound plants vital to many coastlines, are under threat; The Washington Post (11-16-2019)
Mangroves are disappearing quickly because of human development, and over a quarter of Earth’s original mangrove forests have now been lost. Rising sea levels kill off mangroves — and as the climate changes and sea levels rise even more, losses could increase…

Destruction of Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion in Economic Damages Annually – UNEP Report (10-14-2014)
The world is losing its mangroves at a faster rate than global deforestation, the United Nations revealed, in a new report “Importance of Mangroves: A Call to Action,” adding that the destruction of the coastal habitats was costing billions in economic damages and impacting millions of lives…

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Fixed for Failure: How flood insurance keeps dangerous homes standing in SC

Fixed for Failure: How flood insurance keeps dangerous homes standing in SC

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.