Fortunately, it was discovered and stopped in time by the Malaysian Nature Society. Nevertheless, the damage had been done and now, through regular media attention, more people and corporations are aware of this dilemma and are offering funds and resources to heal this particular area.
|Sonneratia alba (respiratory root species)|
|Rhizophora mucronata (stilt root species)|
|entrance to mangrove planting site|
|"how to" with traditional implement on the left|
|newly planted - 300 saplings for the day|
|sapling planted 4months ago|
|after 2 years|
|great looking 'fences'|
Headed back to the park and were given complimentary use of hostel facilities to clean up prior to a well deserved lunch for the famished bunch - a bit of exercise certainly helped whet the appetites...
Distance from KSNP to mangrove planting area :-
- 10mins by aircond coach
- 10mins by non-aircond old school bus (off road conditions)
- 500m walk to tent site (collect wellies, gloves and bottled water)
- another 200m walk from tent site to planting site (squishy, squashy muddy ...)
Reverse sequence for return trip.