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Pollinators promote biodiversity in mangroves

Written By: Leo Thom, Mangrove Action Project  

Villagers in Nai Nang, Southern Thailand, have been reintroducing native bees back into their mangroves to encourage pollination and promote biodiversity.

The Nai Nang Apiculture Group has been stepping up its conservation efforts with four species of stingless bees that are native to that region of the Andaman Coast. The bees are vital to the health of the mangroves, which are insect pollinated. Meanwhile, the village benefits from the alternative sustainable livelihood the honey products provide.

Read more about mangrove benefits in The State of the World’s Mangroves.