Importance of Mangroves
a. Buffer Zone between the land and sea.
b. Protect the land from erosion.
c. Play an invaluable role as nature's shield against cyclones, ecological disasters and as protector of shorelines.
d. Breeding and nursery grounds for a variety of marine animals.
e. Harbor a variety of lifeforms like invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and even mammals like tigers.
f. Good source of timber, fuel and fodder.
g. Main source of income generation for shoreline communities like fishermen.
h. Save the marine diversity, which is fast diminishing.
i. Purify the water by absorbing impurities and harmful heavy metals and help us to breathe a clean air by absorbing pollutants in the air.
j. Potential source for recreation and tourism.