“It was not a choice, but an imperative that we focused on the mangrove … The urban area of Mumbai mostly covered the southern extension of the land. MUMBAI: Mumbai is an urban jungle blessed with close to 71 sq km of creeks and mangroves along its coastline, but the beneficiaries of this bounty – … During the period, the coverage in Mumbai, which presented complex problems, went up from 43 sq.km. “We’ve created a city out of water,” says Mariam Dossal, retired professor of history at the University of Mumbai, who has studied reclamations during the British period. Map from Google Earth. Updated: 03 October, ... Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on the brink of history, Donald Trump's son-in-law hunts for lawyers. Sewri Mangrove Park Location. You can also take the help of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in informing the conserned authorities. In 2002, Godrej extended the research and educational benefits of mangroves at Pirojshanagar to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by appointing a dedicated Education Officer. Besides Navi Mumbai, the main mangrove-regions of Mumbai are: Vasai Creek, Thane Creek, Manori and Malad, Mahim, Bandra, Versova, Sweree and Mumbra-Diva. Mumbai’s mangroves are protected by both the Coastal Regulation Zone notification and the Indian Forest Act, therefore you can notify the forest department and the coastal department. In a Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) report published in 2019 titled ‘Coastal Wetlands and Waterbirds of Navi Mumbai: Current Status’, both T.S. Mangroves and mudflats line Mumbai and Navi Mumbai’s coast. (1992). A study, carried out in 8 mangrove areas of Mumbai, west coast of India, from August 2015 to May 2016, revealed a distribution of 61 molluscan species, represented by … In the 18th century, it was an island, a kind of mangrove swamp occupied by the Koli fishermen community. The Sewri Mangrove Park was declared a protected area by the Bombay Port Trust on January 15 1996. The slum was founded in 1880s during the British Raj along with urbanization of Mumbai (then Bombay). By 2000, the mangrove ecosystem of Pirojshanagar stabilized with visible enhancement in its biodiversity. Dharavi houses one of the biggest slums in the world. While speaking of mangrove forests, it is easy for the mind to wander to the vast mangroves of Sunderbans or the dense mangroves of the Andaman Islands. Mumbai mangroves are among the severely affected areas due to illegal mangrove cutting and inflow of toxic and non-toxic contaminants, mainly from treated and untreated wastewater, released into the creeks from the city with high loads of suspended solids Qasim (2004), Untawale et al. Mumbai: Mangroves burning rampant in Charkop, says nature lover. to 64 sq.km. This park consists of 15 acres of mangroves in the mudflats between Sewri and Trombay.It can be reached from Sewri station on the Harbour line of the Mumbai … Mumbai: Over the past decade or so, Mumbai has lost about 40% of its mangroves due to reclamation, encroachment, and garbage dumping, among other causes. What is the fight about?