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The World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan organised an event on February 2, 2012, as part of World Wetland at the Sandspit area of Karachi.

Around 200 students belonging to four government schools nearby participated in speech and drawing competitions, as well as planting mangrove saplings in the area.

Some students also presented a thought provoking tableau about mangroves degradation and the benefits of conservation. – Text and photos by Hussain Afzal/

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Habiba Hasan
Feb 08, 2012 10:42am
Can we mobilize enough students and through them their families on the importance of mangroves, so that the local people stand up and prevent any more degradation. A certain degree of empowerment has to be given to them, whom to contact, and who will stand by them.