BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS 
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  Grooving to the Mangrove Beat Part 2: Protecting and Preserving Mangrove Ecosystems

Grooving to the Mangrove Beat Part 2: Protecting and Preserving Mangrove Ecosystems

Dr A Aldrie Amir, Senior Lecturer / Research Fellow, LESTARI-UKM’s Head of Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability Research Centre

28-Jul-21 15:00

 Grooving to the Mangrove Beat Part 2: Protecting and Preserving Mangrove Ecosystems

It was International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem On Monday – celebrated annually on the 26th of July - and on Monday's episode of Earth Matters, we did a 101 on the characteristics of mangroves, and why they are so important to people and the planet. (Hint: They are carbon-hoarding, coastline-protecting forests which are sponges for greenhouse gases, among many other things.) On today's episode, we focus on the threats the mangrove ecosystem faces, and look at solutions to preserve what we still have - and why it's better to revitalize than to replant mangrove forests - with Dr. Ahmad Aldrie Amir, a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and he is currently heading the Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability Research Centre there as well. He is also the coordinator of the Malaysian Mangrove Research Alliance and Network (MyMangrove).

Image source: Shutterstock 

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  EnvironmentScience

Tags:  The Bigger PictureEarth Mattersmangrovemangrove ecosystemDr A Aldrie Amirclimate changeclimate mitigationCoastal and Marine EcosystemsBiodiversityInternational Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove EcosystemUKMLESTARI





Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

7:45 AM

Top Story

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

People, Planet, Profit

10:05 AM

Open For Business

TBC

11:00 AM

Marketing Mojo

Understanding and Leveraging the Sales and Marketing Funnel

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

Yong Kai Ping, CEO, Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (SIDEC)

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Marie Owen Thomson, Senior Vice President for Economics & Sustainability, IATA

2:05 PM

Discovery Hour

Happily Ever After? #2: Sinful Fairy Tales [REPEAT]; Sheldon Cashdan, Child Psychologist & Author

3:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

Malaysia Must Push For Peace & Justice For Rohingyas; Ro Nay San Lwin, Rohingya Activist | Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation of the UK

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Mind Matters: How Divorce Affects Children; Dr Nicole Chen Lee Ping, Registered Counsellor

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Talkback Tuesday

8:00 PM

Front Row [REPEAT]

9:00 PM

Bar None