Restoring Coastal Ecosystem through Mangrove Planting
TIES PH representatives, led by its Founder Vilma Mendoza and President Ma. Raysolyn Natividad, participated in a mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Balanga, located in the Municipality of Lemery in the Province of Batangas.
The planting activity, which took place in one of the designated sites for the mangrove program of the local government of Lemery, highlights TIES PH’s commitment to environmental conservation and restoration. Such initiatives not only benefit the local ecosystem but also raise awareness about the importance of mangrove conservation and encourage others to take similar actions. These efforts also contribute, not only to the overall well-being of the environment, but also to the people who depend on it.
Mangroves play a crucial role in coastal ecosystems as they provide habitat for various marine species, protect shorelines from erosion, serve as natural buffers against storms and tsunamis, and is an effective natural system for carbon sequestration. Thus, participating in mangrove planting activities helps to restore and preserve these valuable ecosystems, contributing to biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation towards creating resilient and sustainable coastal environments.
TIES PH President Lyn Natividad (center) during the mangrove planting activity in Lemery, Batangas.