Save the mangroves in New Zealand

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Currently, there is a bill making its way through parliament called the Thames Coromandel and Hauraki District Council Mangrove Management Bill. This bill will allow the groups to remove mangroves without any resource consent or oversight. The reason they want to remove the mangroves is that they are an eyesore and they claim that the removal of mangroves will bring wildlife to the area. They also want to be able to manage the mangroves in what they call a more efficient and rapid way. 

 This is a problem because mangroves are beneficial to the environment and provide many benefits. They provide a habitat for birds and fish and positively impact marine life especially shellfish which are important as they reduce marine acidification. Mangroves are also natural floodwalls and act as a buffer between the land and the sea and also trap sediments and nutrients that run off the land.

Please help us to raise awareness and stop the destruction of mangroves before it's too late. 




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