Legal Policy Declaration of Mangroves,Hon Environment Ministers Susil Premajayantha

  • Natural regeneration of mangroves .
  • Mangroves regenerate naturally when the conditions are suitable for their growth and establishment and also when the adjacent atmosphere suits the ecological niche. these conditions prevail in places where the natural course of tidal influx and river water flow occurs. Mangroves, like any other frost ecosystem, regenerate as a cyclic phenomenon. Each species has its distinguished character of regenerating by seeds in the case of species such as Excoecaria agallocha, Sonneratia caseoaris and by viviparous germination through propagules in the case of Rhizophora apiculata, Rhizophora mucronata, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza , Bruguiera cylindrica, Ceriops tagal etc.
  • In addition to that Small fishers federation of lanka has taken initial steps in production of plants of Sonneratia alba Lumnitzera littorea, Pemphis acidula, Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea, Ceriops decandra which are known as rare and threatened species, using vegetative propagation and tissue culture technology.