The National, Thursday, May 5, 2011
A MAN from Manus is literally taking steps to raise funds for a mangrove planting drive to cover the Pacific over five years by walking 5,000km starting in Manus.
Latin Drihin, 40, from Lomaoai village, North Coast of Manus, is a green volunteer and climate change activist.
He is in Madang hoping to start his 90km walk to Bogia by counting his footsteps as he sets off the first ever historical climate change foot walk fund drive.
Supported by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Madang, he was assisted by the Manus administration and will start his walk on May 15.
The idea is to raise funds for planting 500,000 mangroves for 500 communities in the Pacific in five years and walk for 5,000km.
Interested persons can call WWF office in Madang on 4221763.