Mangrove Replantation Project Huge Success!
Conservation and development projects often take years to complete and indeed some are never ending.
Conservation and development projects often take years to complete and indeed some are never ending. That’s why we’re delighted to tell you about one of our projects that has not only been completed in a very short time but has exceeded the aims set out when the project began! The loss of mangrove forests in the last two decades is a unique example of human intervention in a coastal system. Mangrove forests have been destroyed for industrial and agricultural purposes, timber and charcoal production, and shrimp farming. If the current decline rate persists, mangrove forests will vanish entirely in the next 100 years. For example,Tanjung Piai, Johor,Malaysia, suffered from excessive mangrove losses before ecocoastal protection was put in place. With the help of ecotechnologies, the site has been restored to a significant shelter for fauna and flora
Hence, The Xpress Train and Dive Johor are collaborating on a meaningful Social Enterprise: Mangrove Replantation Project. As you may aware Mark Rahman, owner of Dive Johor concerned with Beach Cleaning Projects, Coral ,Reef Building projects, Ghost Net Clearing projects, Crown Of Thornes Sea Star Control projects and Mangrove Replantation Project and they are engaged in these types of projects since 2012.
On 22nd June 2019, 500 new mangrove trees has been replanted in Tanjung Piai National Park to preserve the wetlands at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia. It has been realised the importance of mangroves in the ecosystem and their role in curbing coastal erosion and buffering the impact of strong waves and tsunami. Besides that, our wetlands is also home to many wildlife species and a source of income for the local folk.
Let us grow and develop as a country sustainability with our own needs, way and design, taking into account our rich biodiversity and heritage.
Our mangroves and coastal wetlands must be protected for their multiple ecological, economic and cultural roles and benefits.
Otherwise, there will only be murky cloudy anoxic drains and channels flowing before us, with no fish and other life forms as these most precious habitats have gone, flushed by our egotistical pride as humans.