Pakistan Sets Record For Most Trees Planted in a Day

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.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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