Crossing to mainland

Before the first human settlement in 1861 the whole of Sagar island was covered by mangrove forest. Until till 25 years ago trees protected most of the shoreline and creeks, now most of them are gone. The reasons are logging, more extreme weather events, changes in the sea level and delta currents. Mangrove trees can grow in salt water and form protection against the forces of the sea,they are also a vital support mechanism for marine ecological systems and fish nurseries.

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21.68171°N, 88.1518°E
Before the first human settlement in 1861 the whole of Sagar island was covered by mangrove forest. Until till 25 years ago trees protected most of the shoreline and creeks, now most of them are gone. The reasons are logging, more extreme weather events, changes in the sea level and delta currents. Mangrove trees can grow in salt water and form protection against the forces of the sea,they are also a vital support mechanism for marine ecological systems and fish nurseries.
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