In just 5 years, Mumbai lost mangroves the size of 15 Wankhede stadiums

The committee’s report comes a few weeks after the Forest Survey of India’s State of the Forest Report 2017 reported a 33% increase in mangrove cover in Mumbai, with the suburbs recording a 16 sqkm (1,600 hectares) increase from 2015, taking the tally to 64 sqkm (6,400 hectares)

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