Mangroves

By Mariam, Alec, Jasmin, Justin

Benefits

The red mangrove tree provides a safe nursery for marine animals

Mangrove tree roots filter and trap dirt sediment before it goes out to sea which would be harmful to the sea life

The mangrove trees also filters toxins before they enter the sea

The remains or the broken up leaves from the mangrove trees provided detritus which many organisms feed on

Threats

Waste- Man dumps his garbage and smothers the mangrove trees harming the habitat for other organisms who may been in need of it
Slash and burn- Process where we cut and burn the area destroying mangrove trees and the soil they hold
Raw sewage- Our waste attracts pest and unhealthy bacteria harming the habitat in which many organisms depend on
Oil spills- Clog and smother roots
Dredging spoils- Also smother roots
Agriculture- Mangrove forest have been destroyed to make rubber trees, palm oil, other agriculture

Conservation Measures

Ways to to conserve these habitats are...
Bio degradable plastics- if somehow the plastic things we use end up in the water we would not need to worry about not breaking apart

Educate people about the importance of mangroves

Implement fishing boundaries to protect young organisms and prevent habitat damage

Encourage community projects to clean and protect the mangroves

Classified as natural resources have laws against harming mangrove trees

Sources Cited

~Mrs. Chegwaggon

~Notes

Importance of Mangrove Forests