Mangrove forests are very vital ecosystems as they provide support to a complex community assemblage, reduce coastal erosion and serve as sinks for macronutrients, micronutrients and heavy metals. They serve as custodians of their juvenile stock and form most valuable biomes (Odum 1971). The mangroves are found extensively in the estuarine regions where mudflats are wide and gently sloping. Besides estuaries, they also inhabit the intertidal regions of the shallow bays and creeks where the environment is conducive for their growth. The mangrove plants take nutrients from the tidal seawater and river water and in turn provide natural food to mangrove dwelling fauna

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary