Friday, March 11, 2011

Mangrove good

Numerous studies have shown that mangroves and coral reefs play a big part in protecting the coast from tsunamis.

But mangroves are less valuable than residential land in the eyes of developers... so many of the protective vegetation around Mui Wo have been removed to make way for houses.

There are only patches of mangrove left, the most notable being the ones outside Wang Tong village.

I really hope they don't get rid of those yet in the worship of the great god of concrete.

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