April 12, 2009
Mangrove Saplings, Bali
Photograph by Tim Laman
This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment
To reestablish mangroves on the island of Bali, workers set out some 1,300 saplings an acre (0.4 hectares); nearly a thousand acres (400 hectares) have been planted. Indonesia's forestry minister says that since the deadly 2004 tsunami, his people have come to value the protection coastal forests can provide.
This photograph was taken on assignment for "Mangroves: Forests of the Tide" in the February 2007 National Geographic.