Ronaldo has been motivated to become the mangrove ambassador.
Bali (ANTARA News) - Indonesia named world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as mangrove ambassador here on Wednesday, marked by presentation of an ambassador certificate at a Save Mangrove Save Earth event at Ngurah Rai People`s Forest Park in Telagawaja by the country`s minister of forestry, Zulkifli Hasan.

The event was witnessed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Mrs Any Yudhoyono, all cabinet ministers, the governor of Bali and provincial administration officials.

According to tales, Ronaldo has been motivated to become the mangrove ambassador because of a report in the social media about Martinus who had been saved in the tsunami disaster in Aceh in 2004 only after he was hooked in a mangrove tree wearing a T-shirt with the name C Ronaldo on it.

In his short speech President Yudhoyono on the occasion invited all communities to look after forests including mangrove forests to save the earth and make it to remain green.

He expressed appreciation to the spirit of the Balinese people to plant, look after and make the province green.

At the end of the ceremony Cristian Ronaldo plant a mangrove tree along with President Yudhoyono, First Lady Any Yudhoyono and Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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