, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 47-60

Mangroves

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Abstract

Mangroves, an exclusive group of plants with remarkable ecological importance, inhabit mostly the zones washed by the back and forth movement of tides. They are disappearing rapidly from their natural habitat due to various reasons. Mangroves create a unique ecological environment that is composed of rich assemblages of species. Economic importance of mangroves is also noteworthy.

Dipanjan Ghosh teaches biology at Joteram Vidyapith, a Higher Secondary School situated in Burdwan, West Bengal. Apart from teaching he is associated with such programmes like popularization of science, nature watch, science fair and model demonstration, popular science writing and radio talks on sc ience.