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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Biha, Libertad, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

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Biha, Libertad, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines
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Registered: June 2011
City/Town/Province: Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Posts: 1
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Mangrove tree planting
A Mangrove is a type of forest occurring on tidal flats along the sea coast, extending along the stream where the water is brackish. It is a community of trees, breeding grounds and habitat of fish, complex ecosystems which support flora and fauna biodiversity. It predominantly grow in the intertidal areas of tropical and subtropical shorelines, Exhibit marked tolerance to high salt concentration and oxygen-poor soil.
Because of the present environmental problems that we are facing especially the so called global warming and climate change, we, in a small way contributed to help solve such critical environmental situation by planting mangrove trees.
Mangroves are considered as one of the most important forest because of its several economic importance. It serves as buffer protection of coastal areas from storm waves, Erosion control, Flood control/mitigation, Filtration of nutrients, Protection of interior lands from salinity, Stabilizer for our coastal shoreline, Promotes soil accretion (build-up), Water clarity, Biophysical support to other coastal ecosystems, Storage and recycling of organic material, nutrients and pollutants, Sink for carbon dioxide, Production of oxygen, Maintenance of biodiversity and genetic resources and serves as important habitat, feeding, breeding and sanctuaries of considerable number of terrestrial species such as birds.
Planting mangrove trees helps not only on a certain community but to the environment as a whole. Other than the economic importance of mangroves, it also provides other services for the people and community. It sustained the livelihood of coastal communities, Heritage, Cultural, Spiritual and Religious values, Educational and scientific information, Recreation and tourism, Climate Change Mitigation, Direct and indirect economic and social values.
Discover and explore the beauty of nature! Enjoy to the fullest the greatest creations of the almighty... conserve and protect the environment!
Date: June 5, 2011 Views: 3066 File size: 23.8kb, 193.2kb Dimensions: 720 x 576
Hours Volunteered: 6
Volunteers: 11
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 26 & 15 to 50
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 1
Native Trees Planted: 4000
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