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Mangrove replanting in tsunami affected area

07-Jan-2006

With the help of fishermen and school children, mangrove seedlings, raised by the Penang Inshore Fishermen Welfare Association (PIFWA), were planted at Sg. Chenaam, Seberang Prai, nearby to Nibon...
  
With the help of fishermen and school children, mangrove seedlings, raised by the Penang Inshore Fishermen Welfare Association (PIFWA), were planted at Sg. Chenaam, Seberang Prai, nearby to Nibong Tebal town. The action symbolizes the concern and commitment to protecting and rehabilitating mangrove forests.

This memorable event on 26 Dec 2005 marking the first anniversary of the tsunami tragedy, was organized by PIFWA, SAM (Friends of the Earth) and CAP (Consumers Association of Penang).  They jointly urged the government to implement call for protection and rehabilitation of mangrove forests.

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Soon after the tsunami, Wetlands International, WWF, IUCN and Both Ends developed the Green Coast project. The Green Coast project aims to restore the livelihoods of local communities and to reform coastal policies. Wetlands International Malaysia is coordinating the Green Coast project in Malaysia. 

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