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To: THE CM OF MAHARASHTRA, Forest Dept
SAVE THE MANGROVES
Stop illegal dumping on the mangroves and construction in the mangrove plantation area in Dahisar and Mira road, Mumbai.
ITS TIME SOMETHING IS DONE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
Why is this important?
Mangrove forests are one of the world’s most threatened tropical ecosystems. More than 35% of the world’s mangroves are already gone. The figure is as high as 50% in countries such as India, the Philippines, and Vietnam, while in the Americas they are being cleared at a rate faster than tropical rainforests. 12 species of mangroves found in India are considered to be ‘Critically Endangered’ and a total of 57 mangrove and mangrove-associated species are considered threatened. The main reasons for the destruction in the area are mainly due to population pressure in and around the mangrove belts. The several present studies revels the following specific reasons for degradation of mangrove area.