Mangroves forests protect coastal stripes from disasters

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Our Correspondent
Thatta

Speakers in seminar have said that the Mangrove forests are growing in the Indus Delta there were 86,000 hectares, in 2005 and now in 2021 that have reached to one lakh 39 thousand hectares.

The role of Sindh Forest Department, WWF Pakistan, IUCN Pakistan and local population is very important in the proximity of mangrove forests.

They said this while addressing seminar organised WWF Pakistan to mark International Day of Protection of mangrove Forests at Makli Gymkhana.

Addressing the ceremony, Saeedul Islam, Manager Mangroves Conservation Project, WWF Pakistan, said that mangroves forests protect coastal stripes from natural disasters, especially sea storms, major tides, floods and ground cover.

He said that these trees absorb toxic gases from the atmosphere and also improve water quality.

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