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Sunderbans losing its dense mangrove cover: Govt report

This is worrying because the mangrove forests acts a green buffer against cyclones, protecting Kolkata from bearing the direct brunt of storms that originate in the Bay of Bengal.
A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 12:36 AM IST
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Mangrove forests could be wiped out by rising sea levels in 30 years: Study

Mangrove forests are more likely to survive when sea-level rise is less than 5 millimeters (about 0.2 inches) per year, which is projected for low-emissions scenarios this century.
The mangrove ecosystems are vital to storing planet-heating carbon dioxide. They act as buffers protecting coastlines from tropical storms and soil erosion.(HT File Photo)
The mangrove ecosystems are vital to storing planet-heating carbon dioxide. They act as buffers protecting coastlines from tropical storms and soil erosion.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Uran civic body dumps waste in mangroves, allege green activists

Dumping of garbage in mangroves is a violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2019, norms as mangroves acquire the highest amount of protection. It is also a violation of the September 2018 Bombay high court (HC) order banning mangrove destruction across Maharashtra.
The garbage dumped in mangroves near Hanuman Koliwada in Uran, Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)
The garbage dumped in mangroves near Hanuman Koliwada in Uran, Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 01:15 AM IST
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‘Gorai mangrove park to be ready by 2021’ : State mangrove cell

Connected by a 10-minute boat ride from Gorai, the state mangrove cell has also planned the 50-hectare Dahisar Mangrove Park at a cost of 40 crore near Dahisar creek.
The park will be ready by December 2021 as final administrative permissions are still pending.(HT image)
The park will be ready by December 2021 as final administrative permissions are still pending.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 04:34 AM IST
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Mangrove ecosystems: Bridging life on land and water

Mangroves, the distinctive trees found in intertidal regions along the world’s tropical and subtropical coastlines, have many rare qualities. These trees play an important role and are now under serious threat. Understand the significance of mangroves.
Mangroves, the distinctive trees found in intertidal regions along the world’s tropical and subtropical coastlines, have many rare qualities.(Hindustan Times)
Mangroves, the distinctive trees found in intertidal regions along the world’s tropical and subtropical coastlines, have many rare qualities.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Mumbai’s 2nd-largest natural area Thane Creek needs to be saved

Thane creek, located between Mumbai harbour is 26 km long and its narrower upper areas have mudflats, salt pans and diversity-rich mangroves forests which urgently need to be saved.
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds using the Central Asian Flyway.(HT File Photo/Praful Gangurde)
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds using the Central Asian Flyway.(HT File Photo/Praful Gangurde)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 12:05 PM IST
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Mumbai gets its river, mangrove, beach clean-up network

Hindustan Times will partner with non-profit Project Mumbai to lead a city-wide network of volunteers, green groups and authorities to carry out clean-up drives across 9 beaches, 4 rivers and 4 mangrove forests over 3 days
(Vidya Subramanian/HT PHOTO)
(Vidya Subramanian/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:20 AM IST
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Revenue dept transfers 91% mangroves on government land to forest department

The mangroves committee was also directed to expedite action in 35 pending cases of mangrove destruction and allocate areas away from mangroves for debris dumping.
Ecologists have alleged mangrove land is being illegally acquired for real estate development.(HT Photo)
Ecologists have alleged mangrove land is being illegally acquired for real estate development.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 07:24 AM IST
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Versova green dream fulfilled: Mangroves declared a forest

In September last year, the Bombay high court (HC) directed the Maharashtra government to declare the remaining 700ha of mangroves on government land as reserved or protected forests.
According to forest officials, the reserved forest status for the 6-ha Versova mangrove patch will ensure a stop to all illegal activities here.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
According to forest officials, the reserved forest status for the 6-ha Versova mangrove patch will ensure a stop to all illegal activities here.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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All mangroves in Navi Mumbai under CCTV surveillance by December: Forest dept

To curb destruction of mangroves in Navi Mumbai, the forest department has decided to installed CCTV cameras at all important nodes in the city. The forest officials are surveying areas to install the cameras. If everything goes as per their plans, then entire mangrove cover in the city will be monitored using the CCTV cameras by December, a senior official said.
Officials check CCTV cameras installed near mangroves in Vashi along the Sion-Panvel Highway on experimental-basis.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Officials check CCTV cameras installed near mangroves in Vashi along the Sion-Panvel Highway on experimental-basis.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Top bureaucrats of Maharashtra government to check the ground reality of mangroves

The primary responsibility of the committee will be to monitor the functioning of the state mangroves committee constituted by the state on October 16
NThe committee will oversee directions passed by the Bombay high court (HC) in its landmark order from September 17, directing a total freeze towards mangrove destruction and to safeguarding mangrove trees across Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)
NThe committee will oversee directions passed by the Bombay high court (HC) in its landmark order from September 17, directing a total freeze towards mangrove destruction and to safeguarding mangrove trees across Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 12:44 AM IST
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Mangrove destruction cases doubled in Mumbai in 2018, but no convictions

Of the 275 cases of mangrove destruction in Mumbai in 2018, 271 cases were reported on government land in the city, four were in private forests.
Mangroves of Sewri Creek in Mumbai. The city has 6,600 hectares (ha) of mangrove cover, with 6,400 ha in the suburbs and 200 ha in south Mumbai. Of this, close to 4,500 ha is on government-owned land and remaining in private areas.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)
Mangroves of Sewri Creek in Mumbai. The city has 6,600 hectares (ha) of mangrove cover, with 6,400 ha in the suburbs and 200 ha in south Mumbai. Of this, close to 4,500 ha is on government-owned land and remaining in private areas.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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MSRDC destroying mangroves for Bandra-Versova sea link: Mumbai locals

The patch is being used to make a casting yard for the Bandra-Versova sea link project where a preliminary survey for the project is being conducted.
The 10-acre mangrove plot falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone 1.(HT FILE)
The 10-acre mangrove plot falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone 1.(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 08:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Mangrove razing in Maharashtra: Action must be taken in 48 hours

After initial action, cases must be closed in three months; officials must submit photos or videos after inspection
As per state mangrove cell, around 2,000 hectares is likely to be added to the existing 15,088 hectares of notified mangrove forests across Maharashtra.(HT FILE)
As per state mangrove cell, around 2,000 hectares is likely to be added to the existing 15,088 hectares of notified mangrove forests across Maharashtra.(HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 04:10 PM IST
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Special 22 all set to save mangroves in Maharashtra

HT had reported earlier this month that the number of mangrove destruction cases in Mumbai increased by 70% in the first nine months of 2018, compared to the past two years.
The mangrove patch at Uran where debris is being dumped.(HT PHOTO)
The mangrove patch at Uran where debris is being dumped.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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At 9th spot, India fast losing mangrove cover, but at half of world average

An international study says India has been able to conserve its mangrove forests much better than other countries.
The study found that of India’s 4,52,676 hectare of mangrove forests, it lost 3,957 ha, or 0.87%, from 2000 to 2015.(HT/File Photo)
The study found that of India’s 4,52,676 hectare of mangrove forests, it lost 3,957 ha, or 0.87%, from 2000 to 2015.(HT/File Photo)
Published on May 12, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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Kerala cops suspect strangulation to be cause of Lithuanian tourist’s death

Liga Skromene’s highly decomposed body, with head severed, was found on April 21 from a deserted mangrove forest at Kovalam.
Liga’s husband Andrews and sister Ilze and had identified the body by the clothes and hair and had demanded a high-level probe into the circumstances leading to her death.(ANI/Twitter)
Liga’s husband Andrews and sister Ilze and had identified the body by the clothes and hair and had demanded a high-level probe into the circumstances leading to her death.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 09:33 PM IST
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