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Sri Lanka’s Green Belt Of Mangroves

As the destructive waves of the 2004 tsunami wrecked homes and lives, those who lived behind shrubs of mangroves realised that the plants they once looked at as a source of fuelwood, were, in fact, a very useful barrier against erosion and tidal waves. This realisation spawned a movement to replant mangroves, especially along Sri Lanka’s coastal belt.

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