Ilocos Sur mangrove project helps decrease hunger and poverty Philippine Information Agency CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur, April 12 (PIA) -- The 10-hectare mangrove reforestation project in this town has resulted in an improved population of crab and fish in...
The 10-hectare mangrove reforestation project in this town has resulted in an improved population of crab and fish in the village of Dardarat here.
Mangroves create a protective habitat for aquatic animals such as fish and crabs and help increase their population to replenish those harvested by residents for their daily food and daily supply of market products.
According to the town’s online publication, the project has helped in supporting the local government’s program to end hunger and improve residents’ lives.
Mangroves act as natural barriers protecting the shorelines which are vulnerable from erosion and thus shield residents from sea waves and strong winds during typhoons.
The mangrove ecosystem, now known as Cabugao Ecology Center, also serves as a demo site for students on field trip.