Mangrove and Its Benefits

Mangrove is a small tree that grows in coastal brackish water. Many people know that it serves as a home for fishes and other sea creatures. However, there are still other benefits that mangrove does. These are the following:

  1. It protects shorelines against storm, waves and flood. Its tangled root systems help in destabilizing sediments which prevent erosion.
  2. It improves water quality. It filters pollutants and traps sediments coming from the land.
  3. It supports biodiversity. It is a place where endangered and threatened sea animals live some if not most of their life.
  4. It is used in making furniture and building houses and boats because it is water resistant and durable.
  5. It is a source in making charcoal. Woods of the black mangrove and buttonwood trees are used in producing charcoal.
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