From children to adults, resident-oriented reforestation
In the Philippines which is an island country, we put effort on planting mangroves, sea forest. The mangroves that children raised, not only protect the communities from strong wind and high waves, but also help improve the livelihood of the community residents with ecosystem becoming rich and fish catches increasing.
With such visible results, the tree planting activity mainly by the children has developed into the community’s independent activity spreading into neighboring villages. Of course, we can not do it overnight and we believe that to work patiently and to build a relationship of trust is the key to success. Using these cases as model, we intend to spread resident-oriented reforestation in the future.