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EA uses drones to sow 250,000 wild seeds in Amerat

6 Mar 2022 EA drone-seeding By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – In its ongoing campaign launched in January 2020 to plant 10mn wild trees in ten years, Environment Authority (EA) carried out a drive to sow 250,000 wild tree seeds using drones in the wilayat of Amerat, Muscat governorate, on Sunday.

“The authority’s specialists used drones to disburse seeds of smar in the Al Sarain Reserve in Amerat in efforts to preserve biodiversity,” an EA official said.

In August 2021, EA, in cooperation with Petroleum Development Oman, implemented a project to plant 1mn mangrove seeds in the wetland reserve in the wilayat of Mahout, Al Wusta governorate.

According to the EA official, the authority also planted 6,500 mangrove saplings in various coastal areas in 2020. Mangroves are considered very important in maintaining ecological balance and preserving beaches from erosion.

In Dhahirah, Environment Authority planted 7,600 wild trees in 2021.

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