While building two more lanes to the road to Pichilingue, workers of the Communications and Transport Ministry and the New Fortress Energy damaged 5 areas of mangrove. Natural water flows from and to the ocean were blocked with sand, while new contention walls will also cause the mangrove to lose water. Both parties involved promised to repair the damage as soon as possible. And we believe them. Hee hee. Mangroves protect coastal areas from erosion by creating a buffer zone, filtering and pacifying tidal flows, and can even reduce the damage and loss of life caused by tsunamis.