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- The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest.
- The FSI report in 2013 recorded a net decrease of 34 sq. km. of mangrove forest.
- 2015 Report: The overall mangrove cover in the country stands at 4,740 sq. km., which is 0.14 sq. km. of India’s overall geographical area.
- Mangroves are crucial to the survival of the coastal ecosystem, which is very vulnerable to climate change.
- The studies suggest that mangroves absorb the highest amount of carbon in the nature, including soil carbon.