20 November 2017 – Seventy-five CMS employee volunteers planted 500 mangrove saplings (Bakau Kurap species or rhizophora mucronata sp.) at the RAMSAR site, Kuching Wetlands National Park.
They braved the rain and mud, and managed to plant all 500 saplings within an hour. Part of the group was assigned to the nursery where they prepared 500 saplings from the mangrove propagules as part of the propagation process. This is to meet the condition set by the Forest Department whereby the number of saplings planted must be replaced with the same number of saplings prepared in their efforts to guarantee sustainability.
The programme, which is part of CMS’ ‘Doing Good’ CSR programme, was organised in collaboration with the Forest Department Sarawak – the government agency that promotes the rehabilitation of the ecosystem in Kuching Wetlands. This is the second time CMS has participated in the mangrove planting programme.