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A LARGE AND DEEP CUT IN THE MANGROVE FOREST

The Gulf of Davao forms a deep cut on the eastern side of the island of Mindanao (Philippines). Its water surface I twelve times larger than Lake Constance. More than 15 years ago, this huge bay supplied more than three million people with eatable fish. But those days are over. Large fleets are overfishing in the open part of the bay and for decades the mangroves in the shore area of the Gulf have been cut down. The logs were used for pile-dwellings, which process the aerial roots into charcoal.

WHY IS AFFORESTATION SO IMPORTANT?

By now, mangroves are under conservation, because aside from the rainforests they are the most important ecosystem in the world. Mangroves protect coasts and reefs and are an indispensable breeding ground for young fish. Many leaves fall down every day, which rot on the ground for a microcosm that is second to none. A playground for worms, snails and maggots, which serve as food for small fish. Above the water level, flies and mosquitos fly, food for the birds. On top of the food chain are iguanas and snakes.

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THE CONCEPT OF MAMA EARTH – USEFUL AFFORESTATION

Many years ago, Mama Earth began to successfully restore the lost mangrove belt at the Gulf. The concept is easy: Fishermen and their families collect the seeds and put them into simple planter, which are filled with mud where later mangroves will grow.

After only five to six months they can be planted. In order to avoid transportation costs and stress for the seedlings, we let them be raised by the residents near the planting side. Most of them are fisherman families, who want to earn some extra money. Students are handling the plants, guided by the coastal residents and fishermen. A state regulation which states, that high schools only accept applicants who at least planted five trees, is very helpful. These applicants need a confirmation of the community as proof. As a result, we always have enough students available for the plantings, but we also increasingly plant together with companies and other organizations.

THANKS TO YOUR HELP WE ALMOST MADE IT

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