Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Mangrove Destruction Leaves Burma At The Mercy Of The Cyclone

It was claimed in the BBC news today that the destruction of mangrove forests in Burma, which usually form a buffer between rising tides, ever inccreasing wave size and storms and the residential settlements, left coastal areas exposed to the devastating force of the weekends cyclone.
A study or the 2004 Asian Tsunami found that areas with healthy mangroves suffered less damage and fewer fatalities.

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