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Mangroves

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Mangroves By: Yash, Adrija, Nern and Jae-Min What are Mangroves? Mangroves are trees that grow in tropical and subtropical intertidal zones.
3 Types of Mangroves (Black, Red & White)
Big groups of mangroves are called "mangrove swamps, mangrove forests" Where are Mangroves Found? Importance of Mangroves •Prevents soil erosions
•Catalysts in reclaiming land from seas
•Breeding ground for shrimp, crabs and fishes
•People play sports in the mangrove forests
(tourist attraction)
•The water helps purify the air
•Ideal sanctuary for migratory animals
•Natural barriers for tsunamis How people use Mangroves? Wood for fuel
Build boats and furniture
Bark for dye and medicine
Leaves for tea and animal feed
Fruit for food Threats to Mangroves Pollution: Sewage, chemicals, and spilled oil
Deforestation by humans
Artificial dikes cause flooding
BASICALLY HUMANS How does the destruction of mangroves impact... YOUR LIVES!?!? What can we do to protect the mangroves? How does the destruction of mangroves impact your lives?
Environmental activists are raising awareness
Passing laws to protect mangroves
The Mangrove Replenishment Initiative (MRI)
The Forestry and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is also involved in studying ways to preserve mangroves.
A local Ecuadorian woman plants red mangrove seedlings to restore the forest that had been cut down to develop an area for shrimp farming.
In Florida, the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act makes it illegal to use poisonous chemicals in mangroves
Find out more at your local library, or go online.
Get people interested in mangroves.
Donate money to the Mangrove Action Project Web site TK. What can YOU do ? A local Ecuadorian woman plants red mangrove seedlings to restore the forest that had been cut down to develop an area for shrimp farming. ©Clive Shirley/Greenpeace Life in the Mangrove http://www.globio.org/glossopedia/media/interactive/mangrove/mangrove_F.html QUIZ TIME
OMG SAH COOL Statistics Annual destruction rate was calculated at 5.4% a year for the whole
Thailand lost 1934 km2 from 1961 to 1991 and the reduction was 53% within 30 years.  
The global loss of mangroves is 7 million hectares a year Question Number 1?? Question Number 2?? Question Number 3?? Question Number 4?? Question Number 5?? Here are the Answers WOOHOO!!! Bibliography for Websites Where are Mangroves mainly found? a) Urban Areas b) Costal Areas c) Rural Areas BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Mangrove>.

"Discover Life in the Mangrove." Discover Life in the Mangrove. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.globio.org/glossopedia/media/interactive/mangrove/mangrove_F.html>.

"Globio." Mangroves. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.globio.org/glossopedia/article.aspx?art_id=39>.

"Mangroves." - National Geographic Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/02/mangroves/warne-text>.

"What Is a Mangrove?" What Is a Mangrove? N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/1002.htm>. Bibliography for Images "Bunds Destroyed, Mangroves Get Life-giving Sea Water after 1Â year." Newlinkroad's Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://newlinkroad.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/bunds-destroyed-mangroves-get-life-giving-sea-water-after-1-year/>.

"Destruction of Mangroves Controversy Continues." - Cayman 27. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2010/05/14/destruction-of-mangroves-controversy-continues>.

"Dream Act." : Asia Nuclear Reactors Face Tsunami Risk. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://santosamaru.blogspot.com/2011/04/asia-nuclear-reactors-face-tsunami-risk.html>.

"Root / Roots - EPlantScience.com." Root / Roots - EPlantScience.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.eplantscience.com/index_files/root.php>.

"Sanjay Tea Company." Sanjay Tea Company. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://sanjaytea.com/>.

"Tuesday, 9 October, 2012." Tsunami: The Killer Wave. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://whyfiles.org/2011/tsunami-the-killer-wave/>.

"Your Number One Most Informative Blog." : NATURAL DISASTERS FROM AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE! As Floods Storm Lagos Nigeria, Libya, Somalia and Others. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://gbolahanadetayoblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/natural-disasters-from-african.html>. What can you do to make an impact? a) Sit there and watch b) Donate money c) Find out more about the topic Question 1: (b)
Question 2: (b)
Question 3: (c)
Question 4: (a)
Question 5: (c) What was the annual destruction rate
for a year? a) 3.4% b) 13.3% c) 5.4% Are mangroves breeding grounds to any animals a) Yes b) No Why is the bark of the mangrove so substantial? a) Used for nothing b) Used for food
c) Used for medicine Life Without Mangroves!
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