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In 2004, the unexpected but huge Indian Ocean tsunami hit various coastal countries. Although Vietnam was protected against the huge waves, awareness was brought about as a result of the tsunami as Vietnam is located by the South China Sea and has a long stretch of coastal regions at the outlines of the country. When talking about conservation, Vietnam is usually not the first one that comes to our minds. However, the increasing degradation of the environments in Vietnam needs to be brought to attention, especially the natural mangrove forests that are useful in reducing the impact of strong currents and storms on the coasts but they have been gradually lost due to pollution, climate change and various other reasons.

The videos below highlights the issues and introduces Mangroves for the Future (MMF) which is one of the organisations that aims to promote better sustainability of the mangrove forests.