Sindh sets Guinness World Record by planting over one million mangroves
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah separately planted saplings on the island on Thursday to launch the plantation drive.
"The same country had set this record earlier in 2009 and 2013," tweeted the PPP Chairperson.
Congratulations Pakistan.Sindh broke Guinness world record for our Mangroves plantation drive.Most trees planted in 24hrs.This is 3rd time we have broken record.1st in 2009, 2013 and now 2018. Mangroves helps protect environment, ecosystem and the coast against forces of the sea. pic.twitter.com/6ZZhzukKD6— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) April 19, 2018
On the occasion, the Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the purpose of their attempt was to highlight and showcase the importance of Indus delta mangroves, its affiliated biodiversity and most importantly the communities dependent on this precious but threatened ecosystem.
Our experience of setting the Guinness World Record in 2009 and 2013 has brought the coastal areas into the limelight and socio-developmental activities are on the rise in these areas, he added.
The forest department was attempting to break its own record of planting 847,275 trees in Kharo Chaan, Thatta, in 2013.
It is worth mentioning that mangroves help to reduce the intensity of tsunami along with protecting environment, ecosystem and more importantly, require only rainwater for their growth.
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