Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte plants mangroves to combat climate change
The Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, planted mangroves in Gabu Sur to combat climate change with the Ilocos Norte National High School Z Club and the Agriculture Department of Laoag City.
These trees will aid in preventing flooding and deterioration of the seashore lines due to erosion. They will also help secure the livelihood of the community, primarily fishermen who depend on fishing for income.
Although it will take five years to see the trees fully grown, the presence of the 7,000 plants can create a sense of security and a healthy environment for all residents. The City Government of Laoag and the Zonta club also conducted a seminar for the residents to be aware of the importance of mangroves so that they may join in making the project sustainable.