Vital to flood defense, the mangroves protect life & property during storm surges, maintain stability of the shoreline & prevent release of toxic waste into coastal waters.
Yet Mumbai’s mangroves are under attack. Maharashtra’s Mangrove cell estimates that 70% of Mumbai’s mangroves have been destroyed due to various developmental activities.
Check out the story of Harish Pandey and his team on the urban warriors series on Databaaz. They are putting a strong fight against all odds to make sure that the mangroves that remain, are not hacked to oblivion.
Urban warriors is a 5 part series on Databaaz documenting the work of everyday heroes in Mumbai