Navy to plant a million mangroves for Pakistan

Location: Karachi, Pakistan. 21st Mar 2016

On International Day of Forests on March 21, the Pakistan Navy took a major step forward towards rehabilitating threatened mangrove reserves along Pakistan’s coastline, by launching a Mangrove Plantation Campaign, in association with MFF Pakistan.The campaign aims to plant a million mangroves all along Pakistan’s coastline by the end of the monsoon season this year.

In line with the Government of Pakistan’s, Green Pakistan Programme, the event was attended by top Navy officials, and business and media personnel.

“I am confident that this endeavor will lead to mangrove plantations on a massive scale along the Balochistan and Sindh coast in a bid to support nature, improve the environment and build a better Pakistan,” said Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff, who launched the campaign by planting the first mangrove sapling.

Muhammad Zakaullah also urged public and private sectors to commit to reversing mangroves deforestation, preventing forest degradation, helping reduce poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods for all forest-dependent people.

The event was widely covered by national media. Links to articles on the event can be found below:

Daily Times: Pakistan Navy launches mangrove plantation campaign
Pakistan Today: Navy launches mangroves plantation, protection drive
Pakistan Observer: Navy Adds Another Feather to its Cap, Initiates Mangroves Plantation.
Associated Press of Pakistan: Pakistan Navy launches National Campaign for Mangroves Plantation, Protection
Daily Express Tribune: World Forest Day: Mangrove plantation drive launched
The News: Pakistan Navy launches mangroves plantation drive
Daily DAWN: Plantation drives across Pakistan on International Forests Day
Pakistan Press Foundation: Pakistan Navy launches mangrove plantation drive
Geo TV - Urdu
Samaa TV - Urdu
Nawai Waqat - Urdu
Daily Jang - Urdu

 

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Pakistan Navy plants first mangrove sapling for the Pakistan ... © MFF Pakistan

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