Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte plants mangroves to combat climate change

Together with the Ilocos Norte National High School Z Club, the Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, planted mangroves in Gabu Sur to combat climate change. The Agriculture Department of Laoag City joined the mangrove planting activity.

The location for the mangroves was chosen because it is currently endangered with problems of erosion. With these mangroves, there will be a great seashore defense which will help prevent flooding and deterioration of the seashore lines. It will also secure the livelihood of the community, primarily fishermen who depend on fishing for income.

Although it will take five years to see it fully grown, the presence of the 7,000 Mangroves planted can create a sense of security and a healthy environment for all residents. The Laoag LGU conducted a seminar for the residents to be aware of the importance of mangroves and so that they may join in making the project sustainable.