Updates On 24th Jul 2019


It’s #WetlandsWednesday! Did you know apples can grow in mangrove forests?

It’s not the usual apple that you’ll find in supermarkets. This here is the mangrove apple tree (Sonneratia caseolaris), which is known as “berembang” in Malay. Its fruit doesn’t look like an apple though – it actually looks more similar to a persimmon!

Mangrove apple fruits are food for the Critically Endangered painted terrapins (Batagur borneoensis) while the trees host wonderfully sparkling fireflies (Pteroptyx sp.) at night.

Where have you seen mangrove apple trees and fireflies in Malaysia? Share with us in the comments section below!

Stay tuned for our #InternationalMangroveDay posts this week so you can learn (and then brag to your friends!) the benefits that we gain from protecting our mangrove forests.

Photo credit:

©WWF-Malaysia/Muhammad Syafuan Ismail

Source: https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy/photos/a.159457438241/1015865..



WWF Malaysia

WWF-Malaysia is a national conservation trust that currently runs conversation projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection & nature conservation in Malaysia. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

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