Watch: This innovative reforestation technique is saving mangrove forests

The delicate environment of India’s mangrove forests is being damaged by increased industrialization and climate change. However, some restoration methods have the potential to restore degraded mangroves.

Susanta Nanda, an Indian Forest Service Officer, on Tuesday shared a video of the fishbone canal farming method being implemented in the Bhitarkanika wetlands in Odisha.

While sharing the video, Nanda explained, “Water is diverted from streams at Bhitarkanika into mangroves gaps through fishbone-shaped channels, so that the salty wastelands become fertile to support cultivated mangrove species. The shape allows water to reach every nook and cranny in the area.” VC: J.D. Pati”.

Nanda’s tweet on the innovative save technology has garnered more than 10,000 views. Commenting on this post, one Twitter user wrote, “According to reports, mangroves are declining at an alarming rate. So the step taken to boost mangrove planting is commendable.” Another person said: “Wonderful concept. Very necessary to preserve the mangroves.”

According to the Gujarat Forest Department, Fishbone canal transplantation technique It is used to submerge areas that are not subject to regular tidal inundation. By flooding dry wetlands near intertidal areas, new mangroves can be reforested.

A report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies says a fishbone channel farming technique has helped revive mangrove cover in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.

Leave a Comment