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World's first mangrove museum opens in Sri Lanka
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on Friday, 29 July, 2016
The first mangrove museum in the world opened in Sri Lanka on World Mangrove Day on Tuesday. The launch took place on the first anniversary of a national project aimed at protecting the nation's mangrove forests. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said mangrove forests are important in the fight against climate change due to mangroves' ability to absorb carbon.
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