Mangrove forests are very important for coastal ecosystems which contain a wide number of species like fishes, birds, or shrimps.
It is an ideal ecological destinations and field laboratories for biology or ecology students or researchers.
Despite of its important value, in tourism mangrove forests also offer a beauty for travellers like the mangrove forest in Bali, which is located in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forestry Park at Benoa Bay area, that covers an area of about 200 ha.
There are nursery plots of about 7.700 square-meters, huts, wooden boardwalk trails, and floating decks. There are also several lookout tower for observing the forest, the flying birds and other mammals. On a clear weather we also can see mount Agung at Karangasem from the towers.
Unfortunately, this area still in dirty condition with plastic trash which come from the upstream brought by the river especially during the hard rain