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Photo diary of the St Vincent community working together to protect the mangrove ecosystems that protect them as part of My Island-My Community - www.mediaimpact.org

Photo diary of the St Vincent community working together to protect the mangrove ecosystems that protect them as part of My Island-My Community - www.mediaimpact.org

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  • HI this is great - my only question is - how much mangrove is in St Vincent - it seems it is a very, very small amount - and that perhaps it would be good to expand this to include beaches, beach vegetation, and other coastal habitat - Ashton Lagoon in Union is the largest Mangrove system and the decision makers for southern Grenadines need to see this!
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  • CREATING HYPE AROUND MANGROVES IN ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
  • Meet “Cuckoo”! He lives in the mangroves of St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Cuckoo has been busy travelling all over St Vincent teaching kids about the importance of his mangrove home
  • The kids have been going crazy for Cuckoo!
  • “Mangroves stop tidal waves [by] reducing their strength… The mascot was fun!” Male student.
  • “I learnt that mangrove trees help protect the sea coast when tides are rising or when hurricanes are going to come. I also learnt that it’s a nursery for animals and fishes.”
  • “This is timely and very much needed to help students to appreciate and protect the environment.” School Principal.
  • Cuckoo also got out into the community
  • …to support a highly-energized street theater performance about a women desperately trying to save the Bright beach mangroves…
  • The fun didn’t stop there…
  • More than 70 secondary students joined together in cleaning-up mangroves at Canash/Blue Lagoon and Brighton beaches
  • Collecting more than 30 bags of trash…
  • Including cans, diapers, glass and PET bottles, snack packages and plastic bags
  • The clean up created a new set of environmental champions
  • Ready to take action to rehabilitate and protect their environment
  • with the generous funding support of This campaign is part of My Island My Community implemented by
  • The Campaign Activities were coordinated by: National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority with the support of: the Government of SVG’s Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Industry, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment [Environmental Management Department] The SVG National Trust Caribbean Youth Environment Network AVESCO Calliaqua Fisher Folk Co-operative Society Dive Shop Operators SVGHTA As well as a cadre of local volunteers all dedicated to the conservation and protection of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ biodiversity.