THREATS TO MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM

 

  • They are destroyed for the conversion of the area for agricultural purposes, fuel, fodder and, salinization, mining, oil spills, aquacultural (shrimp farming), use of chemical pesticides & fertilizers, industrial purposes.
  • From seas – Sea level rise, cyclones and tsunami, coastal erosion, oil spills
  • From rivers – Polluted water
  • From Communities– Destroyed for fuel, fodder
  • Plastic bags and other waste is a major threat for mangroves.
  • Goats can destroy mangrove seedlings and damage mature trees.