Some 400 mangrove seedlings were planted by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) members in Sorsogon City as a way to sustain local fishery and help stabilize the coastline.
Through the marine environmental protection initiative of the PCG Auxiliary 904th Squadron, the mangrove seedlings were planted in Sorsogon Rompeolas, Sorsogon City on Wednesday, March 10.
Representatives from the Universal Peace Federation, Women’s Federation for World Peace, Youth and Students for Peace, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation Sorsogon Chapter also joined the activity.
According to the environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF), mangrove forests are home to a large variety of fish, which is an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world.
The WWF added that planting mangroves helps prevent coastal damage from hurricanes and typhoons.