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Pakistan: Mangroves: Save the ‘carbon sinks’ instead of letting them go down the drain, say experts

International Herald Tribune: Mangroves can serve as lungs for Karachi, where the scope of forestry is already very limited, said experts. Around the world, environmentalists are now focusing on the role of mangroves as carbon sinks besides their ecological usefulness, natural beauty, ability to filter pollution, house fish nurseries and buffer shorelines against storms. International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) climate change expert Saadullah Ayaz said that studies have shown that about one acre of mangrove...