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WWF Cleanup Drive

To mitigate the impact of climate change and increase tree cover, KMBL along with World Wide Fund-Pakistan planted mangrove saplings along the beach in Karachi. Staff from Karachi branch actively participated in the activity.

Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land.

On this occasion a beach cleaning activity was also done by the KMBL staff with the objective of cleaning of beach waste, waste collection as per category, plastic, paper and other. The WWF Climate Team communicated a veritable environmental education to the participants.

Trash in the water impacts the shores on many levels, including harming marine life, humans, and impacting the livelihood of those who work on the ocean. It causes economic damage by affecting tourism and recreation and the money they bring into the community working near the ocean shore.