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India: Mangreen - Mangrove Restauration & Ecology A Lighthouse Foundation project http://www.lighthouse-foundation.org/... When a tsunami hit the coasts of South-East Asia in December 2004, it swept away everything in its path. More than 200,000 people died as a result of the sea surge. In the midst of the disaster, the lucky ones were those on wooded coastlines, because the mangroves in particular slowed the momentum of the water. Mangroves are shrubs and trees up to 30 metres high of various plant families, with around 70 species that have adapted in special ways to conditions on the salty coastlines and brackish river estuaries. In Keezhathottam on the Agni River, large areas are to be replanted with native mangrove species in a project headed by Vedharajan Balaji.