"There has been a widespread loss of Mumbai Mangroves over the past years. Mangroves are our natural line of defense against coastal erosion and flooding. With a steady rise in sea levels, mangroves are crucial, and now more important than ever. Many parts of Mumbai have been built by reclaiming land from the sea, which makes the city especially vulnerable to the consequences of abating mangroves.
Mumbai Mangroves • Coastal biodiversity, including the millions of migratory birds that visit Mumbai, are housed by the mangroves and are found here in abundance, even amidst the noisy hustle and bustle of the cities."