This week the Office of the Ombudsman in the Philippines is pressing ahead with charges against officials of the National Power Corp and their subcontratcors after they illegal cut more down mangroves in Puerto Princesa 2008.
Archive for August, 2011
Going Green: Mangrove Preservation
An Interesting news clip from the Philippines ANC channel (broadcasted on August 20th) which talks about the importance of mangroves and the need to change the approaches and attitudes towards planting.
The clip highlights the fact that mangrove restoration should be conducted in abandon fishponds and not on mud flats and seagrass beds which has been the case so far. The case so far for planting in these wrong areas as pointed out in the clip is due to political tension over land ownership of the abandon fishponds which has led to other areas being sought for planting. Planting is also criticised for being aimed at increasing area instead of being aimed at restoration of historical and traditional sites.
It really nice to hear others advocating what I have been talking about for such a long time………