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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Volume 2 | Issue 1 |  March 2014 


Page Nos. 67- 69

Date of Online 30 March, 2014


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Status, Biodiversity and distribution of Mangroves in South Konkan, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra State India An overview

 

Yeragi SS* and Yeragi SG

 

Department  of  Zoology,  K. J. Somaiya College of Science, Vidyavihar, Mumbai-400 077.

*Corresponding author Email- dryeragi@gmail.com

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ABSTRACT


Mangroves are one among the most productive ecosystems in south konkan. The estuarine habitat is densely supporting this ecosystem and serve as custodians of their juvenile stock and from most valuable biomass. Mangroves are known as the salt tolerant forest ecosystem. It provides a wide range of ecological and economic products hence considered as treasury for the coastal living people. As a highly productive zone, no one can destroy this ecosystems in konkan. It is know to be Government property. Mangroves occupy less than one percent of the world’s surface. There are more than 18 million ha of global mangroves inhabiting  in 112 countries and territories in the tropical and subtropical region. Around 34 major and 20 minor mangrove species belonging to about 20 genera and over 11 familes have been recorded globally. Indian has a mangrove cover of about 6, 749 Km2, The present investigation amongst the south konkan estuaries, about 12 genera  and 20species were recorded.

 

Key words- Mangrove, south Konkan, species.

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ARTICLE INFO

Received: 01 December, 2013

Revised Received: 04 February, 2014

Finally accepted :15 February, 2014

Date of publication (online): 30 March,  2014

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Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan 

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Citation: Yeragi SS and Yeragi SG (2014) Status, Biodiversity and distribution of Mangroves in South Konkan, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra State India An overview, International Journal of Life Sciences, 2 (1): 67-69.

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Copyright: ©  Yeragi SS and Yeragi SG, This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial- No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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