Generasi Baru Indonesia Tegal

Jumat, 09 Agustus 2019

Plant Mangroves Is Fun!



Genbi Tegal with Komunitas Lindungi Hutan Pekalongan, Great of Pekalongan, and Mapala cropped and planted seeds of mangroves in event Hutan Merdeka to celebrate Climate Justice Day on 8th August 2019 in Taman Mangrove Pekalongan.
Mangroves are the only species of trees in the world that can tolerate saltwater. Mangrove forests specifically, their thick, impenetrable roots are vital to shoreline communities as natural buffers against storm surges, an increasing threat in a changing global climate with rising sea levels (www.conservation.org).
Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land (www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu).
Based information from United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Mangrove provide a crucial defense against coastal erosion. The roots bind the soil together and change the water flows, preventing the removal of sediment from shorelines. Mangrove forest help reduce the impacts of storm surges, large waves, and high winds brought on by tropical cyclones. They do this by reducing the wave energy as it passes through the mangrove forest, acting as a barrier between the waves and the land.
Yu, a volunteer of Great said that mangrove can protect from high waves also can protect to erosion, make water getting barrier between sea water and saltwater. In mangrove roots make fish to protect their eggs from high waves and other animals. The effects if coast didn’t have mangrove forest are getting fast erosion, get high waves, we can’t get fish there, and water is getting dirty.
Yayad, a volunteer of Great added this event is so good to educate the societies for always take care of environment. Hopes that Genbi Tegal and communities can share, inspire and discuss a lot of experience and knowledge about why and how we should do to take care of nature. Because small action but big impact!

Writer: Nurul Latifah

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