Mangroves help reduce flooding for 613,000 people annually, 23 per cent of whom live below the poverty line…[and save] as much as US$1 billion in residential and industrial property damages.

Children plant mangrove saplings in San Francisco on the Camotes Islands in the Philippines, where mangrove forests protect the islands from tidal waves, strong winds and storm surges. Image: It was 2014 when I first set foot in an island community called Nasingin in Bohol province. Nestled just below […]

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