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Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem

Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem

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Uploaded 19 Aug 2010 by Lawrence Hislop
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 ...
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