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14.11.2011
Newsflash: How green is my valley
India/Kochi: There has been a constant demand from environmentalists all over to initiate measures to conserve mangroves that are essential for controlling soil erosion and to reclaim land from sea. But precious little has been done to protect this ecosystem that has enormous environmental advantages.
Which is why,14-year-old Sanoj KS’s initiative in this regard is so praise-worthy. This student of Cherukkunnu Higher secondary school has been setting a model for others by planting mangrove seeds in the banks of Muttil river since the past two years. ... ibnlive.in.com (Update: 11.11.2019)
14.11.2011
Newsflash: Maiden’s dream turns islet into mangrove park
Philippines/Calatagan/Batangas: It started as a young woman’s dream of a pristine coastline with lush mangrove trees in her town.
The dream of youth leader Hannah Esguerra has become reality and a source of pride for the residents of Calatagan, who are now fiercely protective of their mangrove forest.
It had never occurred to many of the town’s residents that mangroves could not only shield them from natural disasters but also give them additional income. ... inquirer.net
14.11.2011
Newsflash: 'Father of Mangroves' fights for Pakistan's forests
Pakistan: It was a brutal kidnapping that turned him into an eco-warrior, and 27 years later Pakistan's "Father of the Mangroves" still lets nothing get in the way of fighting against timber "mafia" and deforestation.
"This is my life. I am very happy with it. The cause is worth living such a life," Tahir Qureshi told news agency, walking around the sanctuary that he set up in his spare time when he still worked full-time with the forestry commission. ... emirates247.com
08.11.2011
Newsflash: Cash could alter mangrove plan
New Zealand/Mangawhai/Northland: The prospect of receiving up to $30,000 in funding may see the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society swallow its pride and replace its original plan to strip the harbour of mangroves with a scaled-down programme.
The societyhad applied for resource consent for the staged and phased destruction of 87ha of the salt-water trees. After a four-day hearing before independent commissioners last April, the application was declined. ... northernadvocate.co.nz
30.10.2011
Newsflash: New mangroves to bring jobs, eco protection
Philippines/Manilia: The Department of Agriculture (DA) is developing new mangrove areas to boost the country’s defense against storm surges and tsunamis as well as provide jobs for residents of coastal towns.
The DA, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), has earmarked P237.5 million to plant new mangroves and establish “aquasilvi” projects in coastal communities.
Aquasilvi culture refers to fish farms in mangroves. Experts say this is an environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to increasing fish production as it does not entail the cutting of mangrove trees or the building of new fishponds. ... inquirer.net
06.11.2011
Newsflash: Mangrove-cutting case highlights Florida's tree of life
USA: When it came to naming Florida's state tree, the spind­ly mangrove lost out to the stately sabal palm. Nor have developers and waterfront property owners, as evidenced by a Jupiter case, shown much love for the shore-hugging view-blocker whose wetlands often smell like rotten eggs.
But the mangrove, known as the "walking tree" for its roots' leg-like looks, is as essential to South Florida as sun, sand and snowbirds. Without mangroves, Florida shores would erode, exotic birds would die, the multibillion-dollar sport fishing industry would collapse, water would become more polluted and sea levels rising because of climate change would more easily flood the coast, according to scientists, conservationists, anglers and bird-watchers. ... palmbeachpost.com
30.10.2011
Newsflash: 6,800 Mangroves Planted in North Coast of Jakarta
Indonesia: Jakarta Environmental Management (BPLHD) in cooperation with Indonesia Environment Ministry and mangrove care communities as well as business parties trhough its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program holds 6,800 mangroves planting at Sedyatmo Highway Mangrove Eco Tourism, North Jakarta, Sunday (10/30). This effort is conducted to reduce global warming, reduce sea levels and temperature rise, prevent rob flood and erosion, as well as to maintain beach’s physical condition. ... beritajakarta.com
05.11.2011
Newsflash: Donations needed as Marco mangrove restoration effort about to begin
USA/Florida/Goodland: When mangroves meet development, mangroves often lose. That's been the case with an area off State Road 92 between Marco Island and Goodland that looks like a moonscape, with hundreds of acres of stark white trees standing dead, and a stench from rotting vegetation.
Now, work is under way, gearing up to restore the area, said Jeffrey Carter, stewardship coordinator and aquatic preserve manager at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. ... naplesnews.com
27.10.2011
Newsflash: Mangreen at IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum
Mangreen Project and its community based mangrove restoration was presented in IUCN regional conservation forum, held at Incheon, south korea from 27th September to 30th September 2011.

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04.11.2011
Newsflash: Community Based Mangrove Restoration in Palk Bay
India/Movie by OMCAR: This documentary describes how OMCAR Foundation organized local community in mangrove restoration. We technically trained villagers in seed collection, segregation, bag preparation and planting seeds in nursery. All these technical field work are carried out in northern Palk Bay coastal villages by the fisher community which are trained and work for the project. Then the nursery raised seedlings are carried to the plantation sites by boats.
25.10.2011
Newsflash: Mangroves save Masantol folk from 'Pedring' onslaught
Philippines: Masantol/Central Luzon/San Fernando City: The high floods spawned by back-to-back tropical storms Pedring and Quiel ravaged the coastal communities of Masantol town.
The inundation though in Barangays Alauli, Balibago, Bagang, and Sagrada was not as devastating as that in Sapang Kawayan and Niqui.
The mangroves served as storm breakers, making the first line of defense of the barangays,” said former Masantol Vice Mayor MarceloBajun” Lacap, a resident of the area. ... philstar.com
04.11.2011
Newsflash: Banguingui starts massive mangrove planting
Philippines/Banguingui/Sulu: The municipal government here has embarked on a massive planting of mangrove tress in at least three coastal areas of the municipality aimed at reviving the fish habitat and protecting the sanctuary of tropical and reef fish found in the area.
Mayor Abdulwahid Sahidulla said the local government here has entered into an agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the massive planting of mangroves. ... mb.com.ph
23.10.2011
Kurzmeldung: Anerkennung an die Lehrer für die Pflanzung von Mangroven

Ein Telekommunikationsunternehmen zeichnete Ingenieurlehrer der "Holy Name University" (HNU) mit Anerkennung aus, für eine Mangrovenpflanzungsaktivität in Maribojoc, einer Küstenstadt in Bohol; Philippinen.

Die Mitarbeiter von "Smart Communications Inc." aus Bohol und Cebu nahmen an der Aktion im Rahmen der "Teacher's Month-Kampagne" teil, die am 5. Oktober letzten Jahres zum Weltlehrertag führte.

Die Ehrung begann mit einer Anerkennung der Lehrer, gefolgt von einem Gebet für die Lehrer und einer Einweisung über die Bedeutung von Mangroven für die Nachhaltigkeit des marinen Ökosystems, bevor 5.000 Mangrovensetzlinge angepflanzt wurden. ... inquirer.net

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