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  • “Saved by the Mangroves? A Philippine town dodges Haiyan's storm surge”* — Public Radio International*

    “Every Valentine's Day, the city of Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines holds the annual "Love Affair with Nature." In this event, the city sponsors a mass wedding for couples who cannot afford to have a private celebration. […] The couple must plant a mangrove as part of the city's reforestation programme for the area's and outlying islands' shoreline.”**— Irwin (Cowbird user)



    photo credit (creative commons): flickr/Agathe Hurtig Cadenell
  • A Haiyan Mangrove Love
    by Su Layug

    To mend

    my broken heart

    of sky and land and people

    I would rebuild on water:

    my mangrove roots,

    my mangrove souls,

    my mangrove hearts,

    grafting love with passion

    like it was always

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