Why destroy mangroves for a jogging area?
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Just how serious is the damage that the expansion of the Iloilo Esplanade has wrought on mangroves at the Iloilo River? During a visit here on Aug. 8 and 9, Piñol said he was “bothered to see the construction of a pathway along the Iloilo River. Ginpang-utod ang mangroves.” Piñol said Iloilo City is unique because it is only one of a few cities in the country with mangrove areas. Piñol said he does not want to “meddle in the affairs of Iloilo City but I will question that (building an Esplanade at the expense of mangroves). I don’t know how they (City Government and Department of Public Works and Highways) were able to get a permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).” “We love development but do we have to build at the expense of the mangroves,” asked Piñol.
Why destroy mangroves for a jogging area?. (2017, August 16). Panay News, pp. 1, 16.
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Mangroves; Rivers; Resource depletion; Resource conservation; Ecotourism; Concrete structures; Environmental legislation; Environmental effects; Habitat; Species diversity; Nursery grounds; Livelihoods; Fishers; Estuaries; Transplantation; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - Region VI; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Region VI; City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) - Iloilo City; Department of Agriculture (DA); Piñol, Emmanuel; Aparri, Remia; Sampulna, Jim; Hechnova, Noel
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