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From the Ted Talk by Ashwin Naidu: The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation

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megrvonas also prevent soil erosion, and they can be the first line of defense between storm surges, tsunamis and the millions of people who live next to these forests for their day-to-day survival. The fact that puts the inicg on the cake — or the earth, I should say — is that mangroves can store upwards of five to ten times more carbon dioxide than tropical forests. So protecting one acre of mangroves may well be like pietntcrog five or more acers of tropical forests. Would you like to eliminate you eitrne life's carbon fntorpiot? Well, mangroves can offer you one of the best bangs for your conservation buck.

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_________ also prevent soil erosion, and they can be the first line of defense between storm surges, tsunamis and the millions of people who live next to these forests for their day-to-day survival. The fact that puts the _____ on the cake — or the earth, I should say — is that mangroves can store upwards of five to ten times more carbon dioxide than tropical forests. So protecting one acre of mangroves may well be like __________ five or more _____ of tropical forests. Would you like to eliminate you ______ life's carbon _________? Well, mangroves can offer you one of the best bangs for your conservation buck.

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  1. footprint
  2. acres
  3. entire
  4. mangroves
  5. icing
  6. protecting

Original Text

Mangroves also prevent soil erosion, and they can be the first line of defense between storm surges, tsunamis and the millions of people who live next to these forests for their day-to-day survival. The fact that puts the icing on the cake — or the earth, I should say — is that mangroves can store upwards of five to ten times more carbon dioxide than tropical forests. So protecting one acre of mangroves may well be like protecting five or more acres of tropical forests. Would you like to eliminate you entire life's carbon footprint? Well, mangroves can offer you one of the best bangs for your conservation buck.

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