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Alien Species cultivated in the Maalhendhoo Mangroves

Article by Nishan (Millzero)

Noonu atoll is where a lot of wetland areas can be found in Maldives. Few days back I was invited to a few islands of the atoll. While there, the large open system mangrove at Maalhendhoo caught my eyes.

The island has about a 1:1 ratio wetland. What I mean to say is that this island has a relatively large Kulhi (mangrove). When you enter into the harbor of the island you are at one end of the huge Mangrove, to the north you would see the rest stretch till horizon. Different species of vulnerable plants grow on this sandy place, such as Takafathi and, mostly, Karamana(Ceriops tagal). However, a few Thela (Excoecaria agallocha) plants can also be found.

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