Celebrating Forest Restoration Awareness Day with a planting event
On June 29, Forest Restoration Awareness Day, the Samoa Conservation Society commemorated its tenth anniversary!
For this occasion, the group went to the Togitogiga Nursery, which is used for seedling collection and propagation. Collectively, about 500 Samoan native plants were planted and a trip around the park's coastal path, stopping along the way to view and learn about the many native plants and wildlife.
What were the goals for the day?
- Increase public understanding of the #OLPPNP, forest restoration, and risks to it, particularly invasive species and climate change.
- Inform students in the neighborhood schools on the significance of Samoa's ecology, biodiversity, and geology in the #OLPPNP.
- Encourage awareness of the effects of climate change and ways to lessen risk and vulnerability to it.
- Identify the main sources of emissions in supply chains so that the appropriate parties are aware and may take appropriate action to minimize emissions.