Did you know that the center of the center of the world’s marine shore fish biodiversity is in the Philippines?
Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the epicenter of the world’s marine fish and coral biodiversity, the Philippines’ Verde Island Passage provides critical ecosystem services to support the livelihoods and food security of over seven million people, but this way of life is threatened by climate change. The impact of which affects not only the region’s fragile ecosystems and species but also the communities that rely on fishing and tourism for their livelihoods and mangroves for coastal protection from storms.
In an effort to protect and promote the Verde Island Passage’s ecological sustainability and biodiversity, the Consular Corps of the Philippines, the professional organization of career and honorary consuls for the Philippines, planted 30,000 mangrove seedlings in Baco, Oriental Mindoro in 2011. This year, the organization furthers its Verde Island Passage’s protection efforts by committing to rehabilitate 20 hectares of mangrove forests in Calatagan, Batangas.
This is the driving force behind the Run for Mangroves happening on 19 October 2013 at 4:30 AM at the Bonifacio Global City. The fun run is organized by event management specialist, Huper International.
For inquiries, please get in touch with Huper International at (+63) 919.992.6865 – mobile or (+63 2) 661.6489 – landline.