Mangrove Cover

Area covered under mangrove vegetation as interpreted from remote sensing data. It is included in the forest cover.


Mangroves

Salt tolerant evergreen forest ecosystem found mainly in tropical and sub-tropical coastal and/or inter-tidal regions.

Metabolism

The conversion or breakdown of a substance from one form to another by a living organism.


Migration

Moving from one location to another. 


Moderately Dense Forest

All lands with forest cover having a canopy density between 40 to 70%.

Mulch

Mulch - Any composted or non-composted organic material, excluding plastic, that is suitable for placing on soil surfaces to restrict moisture loss from the soil and to provide a source of nutrients to the soil.