Deforestation results in the harming of the life thriving in the intertidal zones and estuaries. Because denudation inevitable results in silts being transported from the mountains, through the rivers and eventually into the estuaries and intertidal zones, siltation happens.
With siltation, particles like mud or clay interfere with the ecosystem. Organisms like coral polyps require clean and clear water to thrive. With sediments, their growth is hampered. Because the water is not clear, the navigation in the water of certain organisms will also be affected.
In order to mitigate the effects of siltation, mangroves could be planted in the estuaries. These trees that grow in tropical climates had been studied and proven to minimize sedimentation and siltation. Apart from filtering out particles, the roots of the mangroves also serve as habitat for the fish. Mangrove also act as a seawall and buffer against the incoming tide.
Needless to say, the best method is preventing siltation in the first place by ensuring that no forests are denuded.
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