Muscat – As part of a campaign aiming to plant 2mn mangrove seeds by August 14, Environment Authority is executing planting operations in North Batinah, South Batinah, South Sharqiyah and Al Wusta.
The campaign, which kicked off on July 24, was preceded by an extensive collection effort driven by the authority’s Directorate General of Nature Conservation in Muscat with the goal of collecting 2mn seeds from the mangroves populating Qurum Natural Reserve.
On Wednesday, the Directorate General of Nature Conservation in Al Wusta launched a drive to plant 1.1mn seeds across Khor Ghawi and Qaysad, located in the wilayat of Al Jazir.
On July 30, EA embarked on planting 800,000 seeds in the creek of the wilayat of Shinas. This drive will continue until August 13 with the objective of nurturing environmental ecosystems and increasing green cover.
The campaign aligns with EA’s ongoing national initiative to plant 10mn indigenous trees over the next decade. It is part of the authority’s commitment to enhancing ecosystem efficiency and expanding green cover.
Mangroves serve a pivotal function in the regional ecosystem, providing crucial protection against beach erosion, sustaining ecological balance, and fostering the growth of commercially important fish and other marine species.