KARACHI: The Sindh Forest Department (SFD) yet again clinched the 3rd Guinness World Record (GWR) for planting the maximum number of mangrove saplings during the daylight hours in Keti Bunder, Thatta District, along Sindh coast, here on Friday.
The total number of saplings planted by the closing of the time was 1,129,294. The Department has broken its own previous record of 847,275 that was set in the year 2013.
In a statement, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC) Pakistan representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema congratulated SFD officials for their sincere efforts and dedication towards conservation and protection of mangroves. He said that the event has not only earned kudos for Pakistan but has also resulted in a substantial number of mangroves raised on the coast.
GWR is a universally recognised authority on the cataloging and verification of a huge number of world records – the organisation employs official record adjudicators authorised to verify the setting and breaking of records.