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USJ exhibition shows Macao’s mangrove ‘treasure’

An exhibition entitled “Macao’s Mangroves: A Coastal Treasure” co-organised by the Institute of Science and Environment of the private University of Saint Joseph (USJ), non-governmental organisation Clean the World and gaming operator Sands Macao, is being held on the Catholic university’s Ilha Verde campus to present the natural environment of mangroves.

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An exhibition entitled “Macao’s Mangroves: A Coastal Treasure” co-organised by the Institute of Science and Environment of the private University of Saint Joseph (USJ), non-governmental organisation Clean the World and gaming operator Sands Macao, is being held on the Catholic university’s Ilha Verde campus to present the natural environment of mangroves.

The exhibition displays photographs of animals, videos and interactive water tank models aiming to showcase the local mangrove ecosystem that makes up an essential part of Macao’s natural environment, according to a statement by the organisers.

The exhibition is sponsored by The Drop by Drop Project, the government’s Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM).

According to the statement, the exhibition aims to raise community awareness and encourage the public to cherish Macao’s mangrove habitat. The statement points out that Macao has mangroves about four kilometres across the coastline of Cotai, which can reduce the impact of the rising sea levels and extreme weather, help alleviate climate change, improve coastal water quality and provide habitats for a variety of animals and plants.

In addition, different kinds of artwork by pupils of various local schools about the mangroves are also on display.

The exhibition is open to the public until 30 September from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm in the Kent Wong Exhibition Gallery in 14-17, Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde, University of Saint Joseph, Ilha Verde.

For more information, please visit https://www.usj.edu.mo/en/events/macaos-mangroves-coastal-treasure/

As part of Macao’s COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures, visitors who enter the venue must wear a facemask, have their temperature checked and present a digital health code declaration.

(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
PHOTO © University of Saint Joseph (USJ)

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