Iloilo City to build beach forest

ILOILO CITY, March 25 (PIA) – The city government here will establish the “Iloilo City Beach Forest” as part of its priority projects to counter climate change and mitigate pollution.

Iloilo City mayor Jerry Treñas said that he has tasked the City Environment and Natural Resources Office to supervise the establishment of the 1.6-hectare Iloilo City Beach Forest in Molo district here.

“Boulevard Tree Park adds to the series of interconnected Tree Park Networks in Iloilo City,” he said.

The photo shows the site of the proposed Iloilo City beach forest in Molo district. (Photo courtesy of Ariel Gavan/Iloilo City Government)

The city government also plans to construct a Conservation Information Center to serve as display area of photos, IEC materials, briefing area for visitors, biodiversity conservation, environmental awareness activities, among others.

“As we continuously make infrastructural developments in the metro, we envision compensating through equally building greens all over the city,” Treñas said.

A small demo nursery will also be developed to serve as a source of seedlings for coastal tree planting activities.

Likewise, it is also being proposed to construct a small hatchery to promote marine turtle conservation, in case there will be "pawikan" that may nest in the area. (JSC/LTP/PIA6 Iloilo/Thumbnail photo courtesy of Ariel Gavan)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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