List of Mangrove Sites in India

30-SEP-2016 15:00

    The Mangroves are the tropical trees or shrubs bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building. They are halophytes and adapt life in harsh coastal conditions because they contain a complex salt filtration system and complex root system to cope with salt water immersion and wave action.

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    Here, we are sharing the list of Mangroves Sites in India which is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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    Mangrove Sites in India

                             Mangrove Sites

         State/Union Territories

    Sunderbans

    West Bengal

    Bhaitarkanika

    Mahanadi

    Subarnarekha

    Devi-Kauda

    Dhamra

    Mangrove Genetic Resources Centre

    Chilka

    Orissa

    Coringa East

    Godavari

    Krishna

    Andhra Pradesh

    North Andaman

    Nicobar

    Andaman & Nicobar

    Pichavaram

    Muthupet

    Ramnad

    Pulicat

    Kaznuveli

    Tamil Nadu

    Vembanad

    Kannur (North Kerala)

    Kerala

    Coondapur

    Dakshin Kannada/ Hannavar

    Karwar

    Mangalore Forest Division

    Karnataka

    Goa

    Goa

    Achra-Ratnagiri

    Dev garh-Vijay

    Durg

    Veldur

    Kundalika-Revdnada

    Mumbra-Diva

    Vikroli

    Shreevardhan

    Vaitarna

    Vasai-Manori

    Malvan

    Maharashtra

    Gulf of Kutchh

    Gulf of Khambhat

    Dumas-Ubhrat

    Gujarat

    Mangroves Forests are basically evergreen land plants growing on sheltered shores, typically on tidal flats, deltas, estuaries, bays, creeks and the barriers islands. The best locations are where abundant silt is brought down by rivers or on the backshore of accreting sandy beaches.

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