Mangrove conservation forum

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Invitation by N-Parks, Singapore (Sungei Buloh) to present on conservation of Mangroves.

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Mangrove conservation forum

  1. 1. What comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘Mangroves’?
  2. 2. Origin of the word ‘mangrove’
  3. 3. A Historical Perspective The EVIL mangrove swamps!!
  4. 4. Alexander von Humboldt South American Voyage Accounts (1805 – 1834)
  5. 5. ‘The mangrove swamp is one of the most difficult and fatiguing things in the world to traverse. Myriads of mosquitoes swarm in it!’ Beccari (an Italian naturalist) Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo (1904)
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  7. 7. Why Fear? •Unpredictable appearance of insects •Sinking into mud •Alienation from nature
  8. 8. Fear not but take Pride Mangroves attained their highest species diversity and abundance in the Central Indo-Pacific region! Figure 1. Mangrove Species Richness: Native distributions of mangrove species.
  9. 9. Contains 40% of the world’s mangroves!
  10. 10. Only 0.12% of the world’s total land area BUT ………………. Provide at least US$1.6 billion each year in ecosystem services!!!!!
  11. 11. Mangrove Timber
  12. 12. Most versatile and useful plant in the mangrove forest Nypa Palm!!
  13. 13. Mangroves as medicinal plants: Avicennia Inhibit inflammation, heal skin ulcers and most interesting……. Natural Contraceptive!! Avicennia: An Arabian Physician
  14. 14. Ideal Fish Nurseries
  15. 15. Harmony between man and mangroves The story of an Asmat tribe
  16. 16. Harmony between man and mangroves The story of an Asmat tribe
  17. 17. Mangrove belts give protection Have we learnt from History? From Molokai – Hawaii From Bangladesh 1970s
  18. 18. MANGROVES – THE LIVING CLASSROOM A tree climbing crab A half beak A giant mudskipper
  19. 19. MANGROVES – THE LIVING CLASSROOM A Malayan Monitor Lizard Mangrove mud creepers
  20. 20. What comes to your mind when you think about FOREST DEGRADATION?
  21. 21. Chocked by oil spills! Main oil tanker route map
  22. 22. Ineffective Law enforcement for mangrove protection
  23. 23. Is it too late for this forgotten forest?

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