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'Bioshields best defence against disasters' - IPS

Source(s):  Inter Press Service International Association (IPS)

Commemorations were held on the Andaman Nicobar Islands and in Tamil Nadu state, India, to remember the victims of the 2004 'Boxing Day Tsunami' which killed 230 thousand people across South and Southeast Asia, reports Malini Shankar for IPS. According to Rana Mathew, former Public Relations Officer of ANI, “The mangroves played a crucial role in saving the North Andaman Islands from the tsunami waters. The thick mangrove forest surrounding the island chain provided a protective cover saving many lives.”



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  • Publication date 26 Dec 2012

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