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