Setting New Steps Towards Coastal, Mangrove Development

But what matters most is that they support and endow ecological and carbon balance that sustain the life cycle of every species living in an ecosystem.

Mangrove forests contribute tremendously TO the improvement of mangrove ecosystems in riverine and coastal areas through its wildlings called propagules. One mangrove mother tree can produce almost 300 propagules depending on its type.

Nickel Asia Corporation-Taganito Mining Corporation (NAC-TMC), through its Mine Environment Protection and Enhancement Office (MEPEO), has been implementing activities for the protection and improvement of the mangrove and coastal ecosystems.

TMC’s MEPEO does not only plant forest trees but it is also responsible for the sustainable development and conservation of mangrove and coastal ecosystems.

In October 2016, the rehabilitation and concreting of the previously wooden mangrove trail walk adjacent to its mangrove nursery in Brgy. Hayanggabon was completed.

With its completion, visitors of the company-maintained mangrove forest can then enjoy a refreshing view of the different shades of green from the numerous mangrove species while learning about this ecosystem.

Near Malingin Island, within the coastal area of Barangay Taganito, TMC constructed a concrete cottage or viewing deck.

This was completed last November 12, 2016, and shall serve as a catapult for TMC’s 2017 Coastal Management activities.

The staff of the MEPEO/Environment Department are preparing for this year’s underwater activities (artificial reef construction) as well as coastal related initiatives (crab fattening), in order to improve its coastal management and protection efforts.

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