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A call for reforestation, Tsuneishi plants 15,000 mangroves

Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Sat, 2014-04-12 10:03

Most of the marine shorelines were devastated by the last two strong typhoons that hit the Philippines, the super typhoon Yolanda that destroyed the Northern Cebu and Basyang’s strong waves reckoned up the damages.

Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. (TFCI), the philanthropic arm of Tsuneishi Group of companies planted 15,000 mangrove propagules in a one hectare area shoreline of Buswang Nangka, Balamban, Cebu on March 22, 2014 timely with the World Water Day celebration.

320 employee-volunteers together with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENRO) of Balamban took part in this activity.

"Various private companies and organizations are busy in the restoration projects in the affected areas in Northern Cebu, the foundation is also aiming the same prioritizing our fisher folk's source of income at the same time protecting the marine sanctuaries in the area, and marine shorelines from erosion", TFCI President Hitoshi Kono said.

The mangrove reforestation activity is an annual activity of the foundation to raise awareness of the importance of mangroves as protectors of the ecosystem.