It is actually more prudent to have mangroves as a square kilometre of coastal ecosystem such as mangroves forests can store up to five times more carbon than the equivalent area of mature tropical forests. It was the who, upon realizing the strategic and commercial importance of the islands of the Arabian Sea, ordered for the clearing of the mangroves that rimmed the once-separated islands to create a continuous land mass then known as Greater Bombay. Posted by msimumbai Charkop, Mumbai North I spoke to the R North Assistant Municipal Commissioner Mr. Once the mangrove forest is affected by oil pollution, it will take a long time of at least 10 years for recovery of the mangrove forest. Again this is a coastal area and who knows who can come up the creek and use these slums as a base? Also, popular support plays a crucial role. He added that the process of mapping mangrove cover involved periodic analysis of vegetation through satellite imagery and then comparing it with previous vegetation. Also, the popular misconception that plant species in mangrove forests are of no use has added to its slow death.
Designation of the official to receive the financial grant Executive Secretary, Mangrove Society of India 48, Nirmiti, Saga Society, Dona Paula, Goa 403 004. However, it does not have a direct impact on diluting the effect of floods. A second demolition was supported by some residents close by and then nothing. The crunch for space has exacerbated the conflict between the environment and urban development. Post navigation Good Read … Its sad to see that natural mangroves along side the railways from Mumbra to Kopar station are being systematically destroyed. A natural breeding ground for several species, mangrove forests act as natural lungs and kidneys of the ecosystem. These forests are also known to reduce pollution levels, as they absorb various elements, including heavy metals.
Follow the Facebook page www. Between Jan 2002 — Sep 2002 some local activists worked at getting various pieces of information together which showed a long trail of illegal practices and mis-representation followed to get the permission. At the maiden meeting of the Mangroves Preservation Committee headed by the Konkan commissioner, the police department had suggested installation of the cameras at mangrove spots where dumping was rampant. Your observations are correct and it does seem that without an official ban, the mangroves will be systematically removed and land used for illegal farming and construction. Most of area behind my locality earlier was covered by mangroves but today very few area is remaining and it will also get destroyed if nobody sees to it. Recognizing the need and importance of mangroves, a Public Interest Litigation was filed by Mr. The cement comes from limestone mining and the sand is from dredging river beds.
It is suggested that a rise in mean sea-level may be the most important factor influencing the future distribution of mangroves but that the effect will vary depending on the local rate of sea-level rise and the availability of sediment to support reestablishment of the mangroves. This post comes after long. Sprouts brussels sprouts and other sprouts 6. She hopes this website provides a platform for people to be aware about species in the verge of extinction and heighten their conservation efforts. By now the damage to the creek and the mangroves is quite clear and the first slums have established themselves. The main reasons for this depletion are reclamation of land for paddy cultivation, salt pan scheme, reclamation of land for building activities and dumping, industrial pollution of the creeks, cuttings of trees for fuel wood etc.
Some 178 ha of the best mangrove area at Chorao, Goa has been declared as Reserved Forest under the Indian Forest Act1927 to protect and conserve the mangrove forests. What is land now was 500 acres of lush mangroves till the end of 1998. It plays a major mitigating role in the changing climatic scenario and time and again, its importance has been highlighted in buffering natural hazards such as cyclones, storm surges and erosion. But the tag of forests has made it difficult for developers to obtain permission. The area under mangroves in Maharashtra was 200 km2 in 1972-75, which reduced to 108 km2 in 1997 but increased to 118 km in 2001. They absorbs heavy metals and reduce harm to human habitat. Maybe the purpose is not to provide storm water drainage but to kill the mangroves and then reclaim and create real estate? The mangroves behind Seven Bungalows bus depot provide great flood control for the entire neighbourhood and also cool the area and regulate temperature.
Name and address of Principal Investigator: Dr A. It would be best for you to get a book on canning and read up on the types of vegetables you want to can. Mumbai, on the west coast of India, has between 35 and 45 square kilometers of mangrove forest. On the other is barren Oshiwara, where a ring of mangroves about two meters wide separates a plot of reclaimed land that was once mangrove forest from the street. How can we get a official agency to look into this before its too late? At some spots, mangroves are burnt and bunds constructed to restrict flow of inter-tidal water. Saligao Seminary Saligao Goa D.
In order to restore and conserve whatever left of Goa mangroves and to create awareness amongst the young generation and to develop trained man power for mangrove conservation this project has been proposed. As a result the density of mangroves in and around Mumbai has been on a decline. Institutes, organizations and Citizens to build up their capacities for protection and conservation of Indian mangroves. If it is private land, encroachment is easy. This blog is maintained by the Mangrove Society of India Mumbai Chapter as a means of recording 1 various instances of destruction brought to its notice 2 disseminate information about actions taken by the Society 3 events The efforts are carried out on a voluntary basis and over the years the activity levels have reduced considerably for want of organised partcipation from the community but we try to best we can.
I already smell something fishy. Shanoor Seervai for The Wall Street Journal Mangroves in Versova, Mumbai. The American Library collection focuses primarily on U. Mangrove forest destruction and depletion of its natural resources pose one of the most serious social problems in India. Garbage has been dumped into these intertidal areas, upsetting the salinity of the seawater and choking off mangrove tree roots. Earlier, though mangroves were under the purview of the Coastal Regulation Zone, the authorities were hardly bothered about protecting them.
Not many people know about them, and unfortunately, the fast-paced city life greatly inhibits any further interaction. I was wondering if someone from your organization would be willing to do a taped interview for this report. Are these slums provided with photo passes which push them behind 2000 or 1995 deadlines? We seek your confirmation and consent on the same. All for a work whose utility does not seem apparent at all. It constitutes a unique habitat for wild animals and provides nesting, breeding places for birds.
Research worldwide has established that mangroves are effective carbon sinks. Also, the satellite imaging of mangrove forests, which is essential to identify the geographical area of the ecosystem, is not done properly. Thus there will be a concrete box created with a dimension of 27 meters by 5 meters over a length of 600 meters. Until such plans see the light of day, it is always possible to stop by these shrubby jungles next time you happen to pass them. More than 400 acres of mangroves and 1,000 acres of mudflats would have to be destroyed to build the airport, says Mr. Posted on social media by Siddhesh Desai, president, Kalwa Pravasi Sanghatna the video shows encroachment on mangroves in Kalwa. To create awareness among common masses 2.