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CMS/ DBML Recognises National Environmental Awareness Week/ World Environment Day through Ecosystem Restoration Project and Webinar

National Environmental Awareness Week is being observed from June 1 to 8 under the theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, in keeping with the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

In acknowledgement of the week, the Centre for Marine Science (CMS)/Discovery Bay Marine Lab(DBML) has partnered with National Environment and  Planning Agency (NEPA) to conduct mangrove replanting along the Palisadoes road in recognition of World Environment Day on June 5, 2021. World Environment Day serves as United Nations’ avenue for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

The CMS/DBML team is led by Mr. Camilo Trench and the project is titled, “Wetland Restoration along Palisadoes Strip, Palisadoes-Port Royal Protected Area (P-PRPA)”. The objectives are:

• To restore 0.3 acres (0.1 ha) of mangrove forest/islets along Palisadoes roadway; and
• Raise awareness of the importance of mangroves in coastal ecosystem among NEPA staff and the local communities.

The activity will take place on Friday, June 4, 2021 and will form part of NEPA’s 20th anniversary celebrations with the symbolic planting of 20 mangrove seedlings.

The CMS/DBML will also be participating in the Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal and Climate Change (MHURECC) webinar on Friday, June 4, 2021 – “Ecosystem Restoration: The Jamaican Context” at which Mrs. Marcia Creary Ford featured talk surrounds Coral Reef Restoration and Mr. Camilo Trench will focus on Mangrove Restoration.

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Published on 04 Jun, 2021

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