Pakistan Sets Record For Most Trees Planted in a Day
Pakistan has set a new Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in a day, a record previously held by India.
300 volunteers, working in temperatures of up to 37 degrees celcius and without mechanical equipment, planted 541,176 mangrove saplings in a single day.
The event was held in the wetland ecosystem of the Inus River Delta in the Southern Sinh Province, 150 km south east of Karachi.
In response to the achievement the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) awarded Pakistan’s Environment Minister Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi the “Leaders of the Planet” title – an award recognising individuals making a significant personal contribution to the conservation of the natural world and sustainable development.