Mangroves under threat in Sindh and Balochistan

The Coastal Ecosystem at a serious threat due to a heavy deforestation of mangroves in the coastal areas of Sindh & Balochistan. The global climate change has increased the risk of sea hurricane. The ocean ecosystem may be adversely affected, hurricane caused damage to many times more casualties.

According to the Environmental Organizations working in the Sindh & Balochistan the harvesting of shell fish and fin fish will be significantly reduced.

The mangroves forests are nurseries for both fin fish and shell fish and it also reduces the stress of Hurricanes.

The mangroves also significant reductions the air pollution, and produce much more oxygen than others forest, mangroves forest also reduced the global temperature it is reduced below the sea devastating.

However, there is no restriction on deforestation of Mangroves the Pakistan 885-kilometer coastline of 241 kilometers in Sindh and Balochistan 664 km, Mangroves forests in the Delta severely at risk.

Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world where forests of mangroves spread across the 6 million hectares, but deforestation the forests of mangroves are going down day by day for cattle fodder and fuel. ( Report Syed Jamsheed Bukhari http://jang.com.pk/jang/nov2012-daily/28-11-2012/karachi.htm)

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Jamshed Gul Bukhari (Pakistan) is affiliated with the premier Urdu newspaper the Daily Jang simultaneously published from six big cities of Pakistan – Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Multan and Peshawar. Besides, the Daily Jang is published from London (UK) as an international paper. Jamshed writes from Karachi and covers local, provincial, inter-provincial and national news. He reports on religious, political, socio-economic, environment and other human-interest development. Jamshed has been affiliated with the Daily Jang since the past thirteen years. He is the recipient of many national and international awards on various most-viewed stories of different sectors. He has master’s degrees in mass-communication and political science with an additional degree in law. He has been teaching mass communication as a visiting faculty at the Federal Urdu University since the last seven years.

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