23.10.09

Mangroves can save our Planet


Mangrove is very important to save our land, water, and other creatures. As a small island, Bali is prone to erosion, but protection of its vast beaches and mangrove forests have helped save much land. The mangrove forests along Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai to Benoa Peninsula in Nusa Dua, for example, are known as a greater forest park.

The park initially had coverage of about 1,700 hectares, but the road works and other public facilities have reduced this to 1,100 hectares.

Mangroves are an assemblage of different species of trees or bushes which grow in saline, inter-tidal areas. The mangrove forest vegetation in Indonesia is classified into two categories genuine and association mangroves.

The genuine mangroves are categorized into 34 major and 0 minor types, while the association mangroves consist of 60 varieties. Out of that, more than 30 mangrove varieties grow along Bali’s beaches.

Are you ready to save our planet? Let’s support Bali to plant more mangroves in Bali.