CANACONA: Stating joint efforts are the need of the hour to protect a healthy environment, Forests (Wildlife) celebrated World Environment Day (WED)-2023 by planting Mangroves saplings on the coast of Talpona near Galgibaga beach in Canacona on Monday.
Dy. Conservator of Forest Aniket Naikgaunkar, speaking on occasion, informed the importance of mangroves trees in the healthy maintenance of the environment and Sarpanch of VP Poinguinim Savita Tawadkar, in her speech, appreciated the participation of the villagers in such noble deeds to helping protect the environment.
Naikgaunkar informed under MISHTI – Healthy mangroves wealthy coast program of the Government of India to conserve and increase the mangroves cover along the Indian coast, improve blue carbon sequestration, and generate carbon credits, among other benefits.
Mangrove Saplings were planted along one strip of the Talpona River by using a Canoe(Boat) to reach the island.
The function organised by Forests (Wildlife) South Goa Marine Range, Galgibaga, was also attended by VP Poinguinim Dy. Sarpanch Sunil Paingankar, some panch members and residents of Talpona and school students of GHS Sadolxem participated in the function.
Forests (Wildlife) ACF Salelkar, along with RFO’s Netravali and Cotigao and RFO Marine Range Rajesh V Naik
Nitesh Naik compered the programme.