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    Tuesday, May 06, 2008

    Mangrove loss 'left Burma exposed'

    Mangroves (Image: Carolin Wahnbaeck/IUCN)

    Mangroves have been long considered as "bio-guards" for coastal settlements.

    A study published in December 2005 said healthy mangrove forests helped save Sri Lankan villagers during the Asian tsunami disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people.

    Researchers from IUCN, formerly known as the World Conservation Union, compared the death toll from two villages in Sri Lanka that were hit by the devastating giant waves.

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