Gujarat state has the longest coastline and stands second in mangrove area coverage among all the states of the country. Moreover, recent incidents of tsunami has strengthened the importance of mangroves as a shelterbelt which reduce the impact. This publication provides the insight into the history of mangrove forests, their present status as well as various legal frame works for protection and will help in devising the course of action for future management.

ANTHROPOGENIC activities at Kandla Port are contaminating water in its creek which could affect the marine sanctuary and the national park there, a study by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has said.