Students Plant Mangroves in Sarangani Bay

students plant mangroves

Glan, Sarangani Province, 28 January 2017 – 111 students from STI General Santos City and 44 students from Saint Alexus College of Koronadal City recently planted mangroves in a mangrove forest in Glan Padidu, Glan, Sarangani Province. The undertaking is in consonance with the forthcoming World Wetland Day celebrated every 2nd day of February. Prior to planting, the students have undergone a brief lecture with the DENR personnel about the role of mangrove forests as a form of wetland that serve as natural safeguard against disasters. students plant mangroves2The importance of mangrove forest to climate change mitigation and adaptation was also discussed extensively. Mangrove rehabilitation and management was also tackled during the lecture. (Top) The students hold their seedlings taken from the DENR 12 Central Mangrove nursery and   (above) planted them at the vacant spots in the nearby mangrove forest.  (Wenie G. Vergara and Niñolito Langomez/DENR – Glan, Sarangani)




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