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Puerto Bahía, Colombia (2016) | Mangrove-Cleaning Campaign

Oiltanking Employees Help Clean Up Mangrove Forest Near Puerto Bahia Terminal

About 20 Oiltankers volunteered to collect and sort trash in a nearby mangrove forest
About 20 Oiltankers volunteered to collect and sort trash in a nearby mangrove forest

On June 24, 2016, the Oiltanking terminal in Puerto Bahia, Colombia, initiated a mangrove-cleaning campaign to raise awareness for the great importance of mangrove forests for our ecosystem. Mangroves deserve particular attention in our efforts to help nature. As salt-tolerant trees, adapted to life in harsh coastal conditions, they provide essential natural coastal protection and ecosystem services. Moreover, they serve as the nursery grounds for many fish species, and a place of retreat for rare animals. However, mangroves are globally threatened, including by pollution – which is why 21 employees volunteered to spend the day removing trash from the mangrove forest near the terminal.