By: Shujauddin Qureshi, Karachi, Sindh
Pakistan has broken not only India’s but world’s record of planting 8,47,275 saplings of mangroves in 12 hours along Kharo Chhaan, Keti Bander coast of Sindh (Arabian Sea) in Thatto district Sindh. World Guinness book of record officials were present to monitor it at Indus Delta.
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By Jamil Junejo
Sea level rise is one of horrifying offshoots of the climate change. It has risen reportedly by 1.7 mm/year in the 20th Century, globally. Since 1993, the rate has accelerated to 3.1mm/year. Such sea level rise has been posing serious threats to human settlements especially in coastal areas. Cyclones and Tsunamis coupled with the sea level rise will prove more disastrous due to increased height and intensity of the tides. Mangroves forests are the natural shield to avert a heavy loss by the possible heightened waves, cyclone and Tsunami.
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by Altaf Hussain Qureshi, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
Courtesy: Daily Dawn, 19-5-2009
Unfortunately the government of Sindh, notwithstanding its tall claims of replenishing lost mangroves has failed to even resist temptation of selling land reserved for developing ‘Mangrove forest’ on the sea coast of Karachi.
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