Mangroves of Sri Lanka (Part 01)

Introduction Mangrove Ecosystems and it’s Status The word “Mangrove” is derived from the Portuguese word “Mangue” and a English word “Grove” The corresponding French words are “Manguler” and “Paletuvier” (Macnae, 1968 ; Kethiresan & Bingham, 2001). It is believed that all these words originated from the Malaysian word “manggi manggi” meaning “above the soil”. This […]

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