Karachi: Asian Development Bank (ADB) ADB to give Rs5000 each as special reward to 3000 community mangroves volunteers, who made a new world record by planting 8,47,275 saplings near Keti Bunder recently, says a IUCN release
The Sindh Forest Department has set a Guinness World Record for planting a maximum number of mangroves saplings at Keti Bunder. The announcement was made, shortly after 300 coastal community volunteers had planted 8,47,275 saplings, breaking an earlier record of 6,11,000 saplings planted by India in 2010. The Asian Development Bank has announced Rs.5,000 as a special reward for each of the volunteer. ADB has funded a 5-year long Sindh Coastal Community Development Project in the area in partnership with the Sindh Forest Department.
There is a competition between Pakistan and Indian in sports but a competition in the field of environment is even healthier, as in the end it will only lead to healthy ecology in both the countries.