Mangrove restoration to grow 50,000 propagules
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Cement and building materials manufacturer Republic Cement has launched a three-year program to restore the mangrove forest in the coastal areas of Malolos, Bulacan, the company announced. The project is a partnership among Republic Cement, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Malolos city government, Bulacan provincial government, and Bulacan Lowland and Upland People’s Organization (BLUPO), and aims to rehabilitate the coastal areas in Malolos, Bulacan by growing more than 50,000 mangrove propagules. A team of 40 representatives from the company’s Makati office and Bulacan cement plants and aggregates quarry joined volunteers from the barangay, Malolos government officials, DENR representatives as well as partners from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, BantayDagat, and BLUPO in planting an initial 5,000 propagules to kick off the project.
Kritz, B. (2017, March 23). Mangrove restoration to grow 50,000 propagules. The Manila Times, p. E4.
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Mangrove restoration; Mangrove conservation; Mangroves; Environmental restoration; Coastal zone; Coastal zone management; Environmental protection; Livelihoods; Fishing; Aquaculture; Environment management; Governments; Republic Cement; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Bulacan Lowland and Upland People’s Organization (BLUPO); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines); Bantay Dagat; Bantay Dagat-Malolos; Bolinas, Anda; Gatchalian, Gilbert; Pagaduan, Paolo
- The Manila Times