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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)



    *http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-11-29/saved-mangroves-philippine-town-dodges-haiyans-storm-surge

    **http://cowbird.com/story/7388/A_Necesary_Love_Affair/

    photo credit (creative commons): flickr/Agathe Hurtig Cadenell http://www.flickr.com/photos/96608498@N06/)
  • 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

    Valentine’s
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