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Uploaded on Thursday 19 Aug 2010 by Lawrence Hislop

Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem

Year: 2010 Taken by: Lawrence Hislop
The removal of large areas of mangroves for industrial purposes can significantly alter these precious coastal ecosystems. This can have a broader effect on the community, threatening vital clean water sources, tourist industries and the food supplies on which we rely. In addition to this, the root system of a mangrove forest serves to stabilize the coastline, providing protection from storm surges. Being a small archipelago made up of 17,000 islands, Indonesia is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels or intense tropical storms linked to Global Warming (1). Removal of mangroves also damages the cycle (1) http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/12/06/us-bali-mangrove-idUSL0633859020071206
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Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem
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