The environmental challenges of declining mangroves: an analytical survey in Puttalam District in Sri Lanka
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This study under the title of “the environmental challenges of declining mangroves: a study based on Puttalam District in Sri Lanka” to attain the objective of this study as primary objective ‘to identify the factors for the declining of the mangroves in the study area’ and as secondary objectives ‘identify the environmental challenges due to the mangroves declining in the study area and to Suggest to control the decline of the mangroves and providing awareness among people. Both, primary and secondary data were collected to this study. As primary data, questionnaire survey, direct observation and constructed discussion were used. As secondary data statistic reports, previous researches, books and magazines were used. According to the analysis, Finding were detected that, major environmental challenges as ‘land fragmentation, biodiversity destruction, decreasing endemism in mangrove, loss of herbs and the coastal soil erosion’. To overcome these challenges many recommendations have been suggested to this study.
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