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Guagua mayor leads projects vs climate change

Oct 9, 2017 @ 8:42

Guagua Mayor Dantes Torres had initiated a project that aims to rehabilitate the town’s mangroves located near its water channels.

The water channels of the Pampanga town that drain towards the Manila Bay were once home to lush mangrove forests.

But climate change are giving a negative impact to the forests, that’s why government and non-government groups vowed to curtail such disastrous effects.

According to Mayor Torres, mangrove forests are crucial in the development of small ecosystems for fish. Studies show that a kilometer of mangrove forests produces about one ton of fish every year.

“We started with a few kilometers and we hope to return every year to continue planting more saplings,” Torres said.

Torres also recently led tree-planting activities in several barangays which usually experience massive flooding. This effort has been made to address the town’s difficulty of draining flood waters into Pampanga Bay, which drains into Manila Bay.

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