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Rising Lions Club members and ISS Eco club planted mangroves in the wetlands

Rising Lions Club members and ISS Eco club planted mangroves in the wetlands

Rising lions club members and 6th formers joined ISS Eco club and Terence Vel, Leader of Wildlife clubs Seychelles, to plant mangroves. The muddy task of using dibbers to plant the young seedlings was demonstrated and everyone set to work whilst the tide was low. At the end of an hour as the tide began to rise everyone was proud to see 91 new plants in the mangroves protecting the land and our school. The work was demanding but rewarding and we hope to collaborate with the Lions club in the future. Regeneration of the mangrove is a task that we have set ourselves and we hope to make a difference. Mr Terence was impressed with our work so far and the seedlings we have grown and he suggested an experiment to see whether the seeds grown on land with fresh water grow faster or slower than the ones grown in boxes in the salty water of the wetland. Mangroves were marked with yellow ribbons and we will monitor them for growth. Many thanks to the Rising Lions club for providing snacks and drinks for our team of Eco Warriors.