Natural defence

Farmer Simon Pradhan stands on the Hooghly River shore. Mangrove forests that have been planted to protect the island from increased tidal surges and cyclonic weather have been destroyed in many places. Rising sea level, subsidence, heavy storms and people logging for fire wood unaware that these forests are their best natural defence are the main reasons.

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Farmer Simon Pradhan stands on the Hooghly River shore. Mangrove forests that have been planted to protect the island from increased tidal surges and cyclonic weather have been destroyed in many places. Rising sea level, subsidence, heavy storms and people logging for fire wood unaware that these forests are their best natural defence are the main reasons.
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