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Mangrove Madness

Sprouted seedlings resemble spikes, scrape against flesh. Muck-laden arms reach for skeletal roots. I grapple, slip, and drag myself through waist deep mud, heaving air like a waterless fish. 350 more words

Creative Writing


Delfin is a guide in Sabang, Palawan’s mangrove paddle boat tour. He sings about the need to preserve these 30-meter mangrove trees that house most of Palawan’s rare species including snakes, birds and fingerlings. 48 more words


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Mangroves are salt tolerant trees and shrubs found along sheltered coastlines in shallow-water lagoons, estuaries and river deltas in 124 tropical and sub-tropical countries.

They provide a transition ecosystem between terrestrial and marine communities of plants and animals. 189 more words


Kayaking in the Mangroves

Having set my eye on the mangroves ever since I moved to the sandpit, I finally got around to exploring Abu Dhabi’s natural beauty by kayak with a friend. 402 more words

Middle East

Half-a-day escapade to Bandar Al Khiran (Khayran)

This place is truly a beautiful setting amidst the Sultanate’s crystal-clear waters and craggy Mountains. It is an ecosystem and excellent destination for water activities rolled into one. 167 more words

Explore Oman

Secret sounds beneath the water surface

What can you hear? Are you listening? 18 July is World Listening Day and the theme this year is “H2O”. Take a listen to some of the secret sounds beneath the water surface. 405 more words


Sri Lanka Takes the Ecofeminism Route

Big news for the environment: Sri Lanka’s new government just took the unprecedented, historic step to protect all of its mangroves. The move, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, will provide long-term environmental, social and, last but not least, economic benefits to the Indian Ocean island nation, and provide a model for other vulnerable tropical nations to follow. 465 more words