Mangroves

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Kubo • Kubo • Nipa Hut

Mangroves

Mangroves are important ecosystems that provide livelihoods for coastal communities, as well as protection from waves and water movements. In addition, mangroves are important in mitigating climate change. A hectare of mangrove forests can store up to five times more carbon than most tropical forests around the world. This is, in part, due to the deep, organic rich soils in which they thrive. However, like most forest types, the areas of mangrove forest have been in decline. Hence, we have allocated Php 32M to support mangrove restoration outside of our four focal landscapes.