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    Posted June 23, 2013 by
    Karachi, Pakistan
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    Pakistan Sets New World Record In Mangrove Plantation


    The Sindh Forest Department sets a new world record by planting 8,47,275 mangrove saplings at Keti Bandar, Kharo Chaan district Thatta. Three hundred volunteers took part in this activity which started on 22nd of June 2013 at 0610 hrs and ended planting till 1710 hrs. The projected target was 750,000 saplings however SFD claimed to plant 9,38,575 saplings but the authorized adjudicators of Guinness Book of World Record accepted 8,47,275 plantations declaring a new world record. The GWR is a universally recognized authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records. The organization employs official record adjudicators authorized to verify the setting and breaking of records.
    Earlier India held this record in 2010 by planting 550,000 mangroves against the record of Pakistan set in 2009 by planting 545,000 mangrove saplings The SFD planted four species of mangroves rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia marina, ceriops tagal and Aegiceras corniculatum during this record breaking event. The Asian Development Bank funded Rs. 5 Million for this project

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