Watershed trees lost to ravages of El Niño
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About 300 various seedlings out of 1,000 planted in the city’s watershed areas under an agro-forestry program did not survive the dry spell brought about by the prevailing El Niño, the environmental group Interface Development Interventions, Inc. (IDIS) reported. IDIS Program Coordinator Chinke Pelino said the group has temporarily stopped planting activities and intends to resume by June in the hope of rain brought about by the wet season. The Adopt-a-Riverbank Project,funded by the Foundation for the Philippine Environment, has also been launched to encourage private sector participation in the community efforts.
Padillo, M. M. (2015, May 21). Watershed trees lost to ravages of El Niño. BusinessWorld, p. SI/5.
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Watersheds; El Nino phenomena; Forests; Environmental protection; Weather; Environment management; River banks; Private sector; Environmental legislation; Chrysopogon zizanioides; Interface Development Inventions, Inc. (IDIS); Foundation for the Philippine Environment; Bantay Bukid; Pelino, Chinke; Fuertes, Mary Ann
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