International Day of Mangrove Conservation, 2018

Every year since 2015, 26th July is commemorated world over as the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems, with the aim of promoting Sustainable Development. To mark the day, United Way Mumbai organized an inter-school and inter-collegiate competition on the theme of "Mangroves: The Shorekeepers of Mumbai", jointly with iNaturewatch Foundation and Vanashakti and with support from a corporate partner and the Mangrove and Marine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation of Maharashtra.

Contests were organized for school and college students from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in following categories:

Prizes were distributed to the winners at the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre in Airoli. Guests inlcuded Hon’ble. Sri. Sandeep Naik, MLA and Mr. N. Vasudevan, IFS, Executive Director, Mangrove Foundation and Addnl. Principle Chief Conservator of Forests. Mr. Guada, ACF, Mangrove Cell, Ms. Jayanti Shukla, CEO, United Way Mumbai, Mr. Stalin Dayanand, Director, Vanashakti and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi, Founder & Managing Trustee, INaturewatch Foundation felicitated the prize winners.