As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) leads the annual month-long Environment Month Celebration this June, a series of activities advocating environmental protection have been lined-up. Dubbed as Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo, a simultaneous tree-planting activity all over the country was held today as one of the highlights for this year's celebration.
Earlier this morning, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-IX (MGB-IX), Environmental Management Bureau-IX (EMB-IX) and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Zamboanga, jointly conducted a Mangrove tree-planting activity in Barangay Talabaan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City. Headed by OIC, CENRO Officer Jaime Salvador, the MGB-IX and EMB-IX personnel were also joined by other invited agencies.
Using the latest technology (drones), the MGB-IX was able to document the activity of about 1,500 of Bakauan seedlings being planted. Aerial shots and videos were taken capturing a spectrum of the mangrove area plantation.
Like seagrass beds and coral reefs, mangroves work as a single system that keeps coastal zones healthy. They also provide essential habitat for thousands of species and also stabilize shorelines, preventing erosion and protecting the land and the people who live there from waves and storms.