Viral video shows how mangroves save land from natural disaster

A video shared by IFS Manager Parveen Kaswan explains why mangroves are essential to protect the land during tsunami and cyclones and the need to protect it.

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India, First published Jul 29, 2022, 3:37 PM IST

We all know that mangroves play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of our planet Earth. However, the mangroves have been declining, all thanks to development. On social media, one can see many posts from environmentalists raising awareness about the issue and educating people about the importance of trees growing alongside bodies of water. Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan shared a video explaining how mangroves save soil during natural disasters like tsunamis or cyclones.

Sharing the video on her Twitter account, Parveen Kaswan wrote: “Mangroves are nature’s disaster manager. Also mentioned that the video helps us understand how mangroves protect us from various natural disasters.

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The 13-second video shows a working model of how mangroves protect the ground from tsunamis, cyclones and storms. Parveen Kaswan also shared many photos of the model in response to her post and described how the mangrove ecosystem provides habitat for countless wildlife species.

Mangroves prevent flooding and function as a defensive wall, mainly in coastal areas. The destruction of mangroves can lead to vulnerability to natural disasters. The acute ecology of mangroves in India is under constant threat of encroachment. Mangroves play a huge role in protecting the land from high waves and storms.

After being shared online, the video has racked up over 448,000 views and 15,000 likes. Social media users found the video informative and kicked off the discussion in the comments section. One user wrote: “There are 24 species of mangroves in the Indian Sundarbans, belonging to nine families”. Another person commented, “Wherever mangroves are destroyed, there is a marked increase in flooding incidents. Looked.

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Last updated July 29, 2022 at 3:37 PM IST

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