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We are B.Ed. students from Kerala


Shot 1 (50 sec.) University College of Teacher education
INTRODUCTION Kariavattom, Trivandrum. As a part of
our B.Ed, curriculum we were decided to
create a documentary on importance of
Mangrove forests.
Mangroves are rich in biodiversity
and are the protective covering of the
nature. We are all unaware of the
importance of biodiversity of mangroves.
So we were (RAMYA, ALINA AND BEENA
MOL) decided to conduct journey
through the mangroves at Poovar,
Trivandrum.
Due to various human intervention
deterioration of biodiversity of
mangroves are increasing day by day. It
will leads to ecological imbalance. It is
important to protect the biodiversity of
mangroves for the sustenance of
biodiversity of ecosystems on the earth.
Shot 2 (2.30 mins.)
EXPALINING THE TOPIC
Slide (1)

Mangrove is a small tree or shrub that


grows in coastal saline or brackish water.
VIDEO Mangroves are the silent security of
SLIDE 2&3 nature.

Mangroves respire through


SLIDE 4 pneumatophores. Pneumatophores are
(REPRODUCTION IN MANGROVES) special structures seen in mangrove
plants.

SLIDE(5)
INTERVIEW WITH NATIVE Mangroves reproduce by seeds. During
favorable conditions mature seeds were
develop in to seedlings.

Mangrove forests are the one of the


most important ecosystem on the earth.
Mangrove swamps protect coastal areas
SLIDE 6 from erosion, storm surge and tsunamis.
PROTECTION FROM NATURAL Mangroves provide food and place for
DISASTERS reproduction of many species of fishes,
birds, crabs and many aquatic and
terrestrial organisms.

SLIDE 7
KALLEL POKUDAN Mangroves are the protective covering of
the nature. They save the nature from
various natural disasters such as storm,
tsunami etc. the effects of tsunami were
less in mangrove rich areas.
SLIDE 8
OPINIONS OF NATIVES Kallel pokudan is an Indian
environmental activist from Kerala. He
was known for his efforts for the
SLIDE 9 protection and proliferation of the
CAUSES OF LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY mangrove forests in Kerala, since 1989.
OF MANGROVE FORESTS

Natives were talk about importance of


SLIDE10 mangroves.
NEED AND IMPORTANCE
CONSERVATION OF MANGROVE
FORESTS Thoughtless human interventions such
as deforestation, pollution, drought,
construction of roads, buildings etc.
leads to destruction of mangrove forests.

Loss of biodiversity of mangrove forests


SLIDE11 affects the sustenance of ecological
CONCLUSION balance. Mangrove can protect coastal
regions from storms, tsunami etc. If we
are not even ready to protect the
mangroves we should face danger of
many natural calamities soon. Human
cannot escape from such natural
disasters.

Concluding all about mangrove forests.