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Mangrove planting continues in the new normal

Mangrove planting continues in the new normal

June 2021

June 19. Poblacion, Badian, Cebu. The People's Organization Dungguan-Atob Fisherfolk Association (DAFA) and Lady Riders Club Philippines - Cebu Chapter (LRCP-CC) planted a nursery grown mangroves in Poblacion, Badian last June 19, 2021 (Saturday). Located approximately 104 kilometers away from Cebu City. A total of 1,080 individuals of Rhizophora mucronata (about 90-cm tall) were planted, and the planting activity was spearheaded by Dr. Abner Barnuevo, Manager of KPGreenEarth. The planting site is one of the designated areas allocated by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) Region 7 and Ta?on Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) to DAFA for mangrove rehabilitation in collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of Kanepackage Group of Companies.

Before the planting commenced, Dr. Barnuevo briefly discussed the relevance of the mangroves to the community and the marine organisms that heavily rely on mangroves for nursery ground, shelter, and food source. Dr. Barnuevo reiterated that mangroves cannot be planted anywhere, as these species require specific requisites for growth and survival. Afterwards, they proceeded to the planting site. The lady riders group didn't mind the scorching heat of the weather, as most of their members revealed enthusiastically that it was their first time to team up with non-government organization (NGO) that focuses on the mangrove reforestation while helping provide alternative livelihoods to the local community.

Towards the end of the event, the KPGreenEarth team presented a certificate of appreciation to the Lady Riders Club represented by their President, Miss Bernice Teves. KPGreenEarth commended the bikers club for partaking the same goals in caring for our environment. This activity is streamlined with the Philippine government's national greening project objectives which include protection and conservation of forest resources, reduction of poverty, promoting food security, and improve the climate change mitigation and adaptation. End.
By: Jean Calapuan

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