Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mangroves in the Philippines

During my first trip to the Philippine Islands, I flew straight to Butuan CIty to join Fe and William, who had been there a few days.


Just ran across a blog post by the Philippines Field representative from Seacology, about a Seacology project at Malhaio, Cebu, Philippines: A Covenant for Malhiao’s Mangroves .

Malhaio is located on the W. Coast of Cebu, facing Badian Island.   The project involves and exchange of promises: Malhaio will implement a no-take zone of 73 hectares of mangroves, while Seacology will fund the building of a boardwalk and viewing deck to support the development of tourism.   Jobs are involved, for enforcing the no-take zone.