Kalpitiya mangrove planting continues


The GMSL just completed the second phase of its mangrove rehabilitation effort in the Kalpitiya lagoon. In the first phase 3000 saplings where planted and in the second, another 3000 propogules were set in place in the same area. We are happy that over 60% of the saplings survived thanks to the watchdog services of the local fisheries association headed by Human Fernando. The entire activity is sponsored by Arinma Holdings which have a number of environment projects across the country. The effort is founded on the GMSL’s activities to improve the blue economy and is part of a much larger effort to improve sustainable tourism, coaching for fisher folk on how to harvest catches without damaging fish stocks through unsustainable exploitation and improving the overall socioeconomic environment of the communities in those areas.

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