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Mangrove is a vital bioshield and must be protected

  • Jonathan Wootliff

| Tue, March 3 2009 | 01:47 pm

PREMIUM This great tropical island nation has around 17,500 islands with a coastline totaling 81,000 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to twice the circumference of the earth. Indonesia's extensive coastline is home to a quarter of the world's mangroves or 4.5 million hectares of remarkable wetland forests. Mangrove is a catchall name used for a wide variety of trees that grow in...