Mangroves in Malaysia
On Earth Day 2010, Timberland employees and partners in Malaysia spent the day planting mangrove trees at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park — an 800 acre park that provides sanctuary for a wide range of flora and fauna, such as the endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey. The park also acts as an important stopover for migratory birds flying in from as far as Siberia on their way to Australia.
Mangrove planting is one of the most important Earthkeeping activities at the park, as mangroves act as natural flood retention and also serve as a filter to hold sediment along riverbanks, preventing erosion and helping to reduce water pollution. Mangroves also provide a safe breeding and nursery ground for birds, young fish, seashells, prawns, mud lobster, crabs and other wildlife.
Our thanks to Earthkeeper Michael, an assistant retail manager for Timberland in Malaysia and an expert mangrove planter, for demonstrating the right way to get the job done: