More than 100 mangrove propagules were planted in Cuyo, Palawan to help stabilize the coastline and prevent erosions from waves and storms.
In a joint marine environmental protection activity of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD), and local government units have planted more than 100 mangrove propagules in Barangay Maringian, Cuyo, Palawan on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The PCG said the activity was also supported by the local officials of Barangay Maringian to encourage the residents to protect the environment through consistent and sustainable community efforts.
According to the environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the mangrove forests are home to a large variety of fish, crabs, and mollusk species. These fisheries form an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world.
The organization added that by planting mangroves help to prevent coastal damage from hurricanes and typhoons.