ENDANGERED MANGROVE VEGETATION OF BARRINGTONIA RACEMOSA REPORTED FROM POOVAR SOUTH COAST OF INDIA FOR CONSERVATION CONCERN

S. Premjith, Prasanth and Jayasree, N. S. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies,Sasthamangalam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (Email:drpremjith@rediffmail.com)Received: 17-07-2018 Revised: 23-07-2018 Accepted: 24-08-2018 AbstractPoovar is a popular tourist town in the Trivandrum district, Kerala state, west coast of India. This village has a beautiful sandy beach and bar-built estuary which attract tourists. The vegetation along the Poovar estuary has high degree of diversity and paleoendemism. Anthropogenic intervention has fragmented vegetation of Poovar estuary and many species are under the threat of extinction. They are Read More …