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Mangrove Planting along Taipa shoreline

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Academic and administrative members from the USJ Green Committee and the Institute of Science and Environment, along with students from the University of Saint Joseph, joined a mangrove planting activity along the Taipa shoreline on Saturday, 27th of March, 2021.



Several academic and administrative members from the USJ Green Committee and the Institute of Science and Environment (ISE), along with students from the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), joined a mangrove planting activity along the Taipa shoreline on Saturday, 27th of March, 2021. Team members from the Sustainability Department of Sands China also joined hands with ISE/USJ in this activity as part of the Drop by Drop project “Nature-based solutions for a safer and cleaner Macao“.

The activity was a part of the “40th Macao Green Week” programme, organised by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) in collaboration with other local groups, in efforts to promote environmental awareness in the local community.

Mangrove forests expert and researcher of ISE/USJ, Prof. Karen Tagulao, expressed that “Community participation in this activity is important to enhance awareness and ensure that mangroves are valued in Macao, now and in the future. We are grateful to IAM, not only for their effort in promoting these activities, but also for allowing us reguar access to the sites for our research related to mangroves”

The hands-on participation saw more than 400 Kandelia obovata 秋茄樹 seedlings and several young Aegiceras corniculatum  桐花樹 and Avicennia marina 海欖雌 planted.

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