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Mangroves are located in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. They are habitats for fish. They supply firewood.

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Be Pakistan » Pakistan’s World Record In Tree Plantation

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Pakistan has made yet anotherworld record and received the certificate from Guinness Book of World Records in acknowledgment of planting 541,176 trees in one day, breaking the Indian record of 447,874 trees that was set on June 12. Prior to India, this record was made by Mexico.
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi arranged the plantation drive on the eve of National Year of Environment that is also aimed at developing forest resources through international competitions. Pakistan planted these trees at 800 acres of land at Keti Bunder, District Thatta.

The record has been set under the following two rules of Guinness Book of World: 1) plantation was allowed only in day-light and was not allowed in artificial light; and (2) not more than 300 people were allowed to participate in the plantation.
An amount of Rs10 million was provided by The National Bank of Pakistan being the whole & sole sponsor of the day activity.
Federal Minister for Environment Afridi said, that the federal government has given Rs1.5 billion to the Sindh government for giving full attention to the tree for next 5 years. After 5 years they can survive on their own. He also told media that his ministry has set a side Rs5 billion for making environment pollution free.
Purpose of this activity was to make environment polluation free and a fight against global warming.

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Teacher Hina 's comment, April 30, 2013 12:54 AM
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Farming & Agriculture: Mangroves of Pakistan

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Mangroves put a shield to tsunamis, thunderstorms and strong winds. In Pakistan 90% of mangroves are in Sindh province which is the main reason Sindh has been spared of disastrous cyclones

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Mangrove planters aspire to break world record | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia | DAWN.COM

Mangrove planters aspire to break world record | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia | DAWN.COM | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Dawn.com is your source for the latest breaking news, current events and top stories from Pakistan, South Asia and the world.

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Defenders of the coast: The case of the vanishing mangroves – The Express Tribune

Defenders of the coast: The case of the vanishing mangroves – The Express Tribune | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Conser­vators are strugg­ling to get people to realis­e how import­ant this ecosys­tem is.

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Coastal Communities and the concept of ownership of mangroves ...

Coastal Communities and the concept of ownership of mangroves ... | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Here are some major points to understand the story in Sindhi language.  Current Status of mangroves in Pakistan  Mangroves forest cover before partition of Subcontinent was 600000 hectares in Indus Delta  Unchecked ...

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Death being spelled out for Punjab's mangroves | Pakistan Today ...

Death being spelled out for Punjab's mangroves | Pakistan Today ... | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Mangroves forests of Pakistan in Indus delta and along Arabian Sea coastal areas, as per estimates, are some 129,000 hectors in the Indus delta and over 3,000 hectors in Miani Hor, Kalmat Khor and Gwadar bay areas.

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Island City violates Ramsar Convention: WWF - Pakistan Daily Times

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Island City violates Ramsar Convention: WWF Pakistan Daily Times The letter also stated quoting Geographic Information System (GIS) 2004 by WWF-Pakistan which confirms that 3,349 hectares of mangrove forests cover these islands, which after the...

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Geomorphology of the Coastline.

The Sindh passive coastline is characterized by mudflats, delta wetlands, estuary systems and a wide and almost flat continental shelf. The Balochistan coastline is characterized by four types of land forms, namely, Raised beaches, Sand dunes, Playas and Pediments. The soil cover along the coast is generally in-situ or zonal and mainly composed of sand and silt.

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Pakistan

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The Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a program that aims at promoting sustainable coastal development through participatory and inclusive decision making for facilitating ‘strategic investments’ in coastal ecosystems. For a country like Pakistan, inclusion in MFF opens up a number of exciting opportunities for both positively participating in ‘region wide’ initiatives and in prioritizing actions to effectively mobilize critical national stakeholders and resources for visioning, implementing and sustaining a viable national coastal management regime. There is now a growing recognition in Pakistan that sustainable coastal management can only be realized through the adoption of an ‘Integrated Coastal Management (ICM)’ process. Within this context, MFF creates an extremely viable ‘institutional and programmatic’ space for ‘incubating’ well coordinated efforts for facilitating progress towards establishing a ‘National ICM regime’ for Pakistan as both its ‘approach’ and ‘implementation mechanism’ addresses key ‘gaps’ and ‘constraints’ hindering desirable progress. The Programs of Work (PoW’s) contextualizing the MFF can suitably assist in establishing ‘priority areas of action’ and in setting ‘appropriate landmarks’ in the ‘ICM Roadmap’. 

The ‘implementation mechanism’ of the MFF provides a unique opportunity for Pakistan to assemble on one ‘forum’ – the NCB -  all the relevant stakeholders – from the government, private sector, and civil society to discuss, debate and strategize for ‘action’ through ‘consensus’ and ‘coordinated’ mobilization. Absence of such a ‘centralized’ and ‘coordinated’ forum for discussion and decision making has been a significant roadblock in the way of catalyzing collective action of key stakeholders. A sustained ‘dialogue’ in the NCB can lead to facilitating progress towards developing the required policies, institutional spaces, plans and implementation mechanisms that enable appropriate actions.  

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MANGROVES in Pakistan.

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Pakistani man sets tree plantation world record

Pakistani man sets tree plantation world record | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
A Pakistan Army soldier has set a new world record by planting maximum number of saplings in 24 hours.
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World Forest Summit March 2013 | Social & Development Log of ...

World Forest Summit March 2013 | Social & Development Log of ... | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Our World Forests Summit will assemble a leading group of experts from around the world to identify common ground and discuss mechanisms for forest stakeholders to work together differently.

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Island Project of Bahria town is a great threat to Karachi marine life ...

Island Project of Bahria town is a great threat to Karachi marine life ... | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
The letter also stated quoting Geographic Information System (GIS) 2004 by WWF-Pakistan which confirms that 3,349 hectares of mangrove forests cover these islands, which after the construction of the project will be ...

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Terminal operator realises the importance of mangrove forests ...

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Sharique Siddiqui, the chief executive officer of the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited (PIBT), said that the organisation inadvertently damaged mangroves during a construction project. But following the laws laid out ...

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That's good for Pakistan
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Untreated industrial waste poisoning sea | Pakistan Press International

He said widespread mangrove forests in Pakistan are shrinking due to the fast spreading sea pollution. He said these mangroves are an important buffer against cyclones besides they greatly support the marine life.

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All About Pakistan: Forests in Pakistan

All About Pakistan: Forests in Pakistan | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Dry Tropical Forests. Mangrove Forests, Karachi, Pakistan. Fairly large areas (2/3) of Pakistan fall under the dry tropical zone consisting of Indus plains in Punjab and Sind and low hills in southern and western Balochistan.

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Warning signs: To save forests, act before it’s too late – The Express Tribune

Warning signs: To save forests, act before it’s too late – The Express Tribune | Mangroves In Pakistan. | Scoop.it
Speake­rs highli­ght increa­sing threat­s to nation’s dwindl­ing forest reserv­es.

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Physical and Natural Environment, Pakistan.

Physical and natural environment

Pakistan’s coastline is about 1026 km long and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers an area of about 240,000 sq. km. The maritime zone of Pakistan, including the continental shelf extends up to 350 nautical miles from the coastline. The shelf of the coast is dominated by Indus (Major River of Pakistan) canyon in the coast. The continental shelf varies in size distinctly along the Sindh and the Balochistan provincial coasts. The sea ward coastal zone up to 12 Nautical Mile (NM) from the coastline is basically within the jurisdiction of the two provinces (Sindh & Balochistan). The coastal zone beyond the 12 NM up to 24 NM is the contiguous zone and beyond the 12 NM up to 200 NM is under the jurisdiction of federal governments. However, the protection and conservation of the coastal resources is the responsibility of the federal government, which also has the authority for legislation and its enforcement within 3 mile limit of the ports and within the 12 to 200 NM of the EEZ.

The two coasts exhibit varying climatic and physical characteristics. The two distinct features of the coast are influenced by extreme most reaches of ‘Indian Monsoon’ weather and the ‘Mediterranean weather’. Coincidentally, this division almost falls on the Sindh – Balochistan administrative border. The Sindh coast can further be sub-divided into two parts, namely, The Indus Delta / Creek system and the Karachi (capital city of Sindh province) Mega City coast. Balochistan coast can also be sub-divided into the Lasbela and the Gwadar (districts of Balochistan province) coasts.

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Mangroves.

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 Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles (137,760 km⊃2;) spanning 118 countries and territories.[1][2] The word is used in at least three senses: (1) most broadly to refer to the habitat and entire plant assemblage or mangal,[3][page needed] for which the terms mangrove forest biome, mangrove swamp and mangrove forest are also used, (2) to refer to all trees and large shrubs in the mangrove swamp, and (3) narrowly to refer to the mangrove family of plants, the Rhizophoraceae, or even more specifically just to mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora. The term "mangrove" comes to English from Spanish (perhaps by way of Portuguese), and is of Caribbean origin, likely Taíno. It was earlier "mangrow" (from Portuguese mangue or Spanish mangle), but this was corrupted via folk etymology influence of "grove".

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