July 26 is World Mangrove Day, established in 2015 at the General Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to raise awareness of this unique ecosystem annually. We are working flat out in Mati to fill the Malizia Mangrove Park. Planting is done every month because we have now organized the nurseries in such a way that there are always seedlings of the required size to be released into the wild. In the meantime, more than a third of the targeted million have already been planted. It is a really special project because, for example, on the Guang Guang peninsula we interweave existing mangrove stands with new plantings. To put the right mangroves in the right spots each time, we follow the scientific instructions of Dr. Jimenez, director of the Regional Integrated Coastal Resource Management Center.
The women‘s organization already included 26 families from different villages for planting in early July 2021, all of whom are riparians and have an interest in seeing more mangroves growing on their doorstep. As these families also raise the mangroves they are particularly closely connected to the action.
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In the meantime, we have already written more than 180 posts for Malizia Mangrove Park, some of them with very interesting insights into the world of mangroves. Feel free to scroll through this information or request the PDF with the posts by email. Feel free to use it for events or information evenings. It will be sent via WeTransfer, as the amount of data is surprisingly high because the photos are also linked.
On the website www.maliziamangrovepark.com you can follow the progress on a daily basis. We are looking forward to your „visit“.