Sri Lanka first nation promise full protection of mangroves

New Scientist: Sri Lanka has become the first nation to promise the comprehensive protection of all of its mangroves, as it launches a major replanting programme. Hundreds of Sri Lankan coastal communities have been recruited for their conservation by the Small Fishers Federation - a local non-governmental organisation - with money from an NGO in California called Seacology. The Sri Lankan government has promised to give all mangroves legal protection and provide rangers for coastal patrols, says Seacology's......

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