Run For The Mangroves: October 19, 2013

From the same group (Huper International) that brought  you previous advocacies like the School Run for Schoolrooms through which they were able to build 10 classrooms in Iligan City and the Run Against Cancer where they raised funds for indigent cancer patients of St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s Corridor of Hope Cancer Support Group, now comes Run For The Mangroves an advocacy to help protect the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity in Batangas.

Run for the Mangroves is an advocacy project of the Consular Corps of the Philippines under its Environmental Concerns Committee, in partnership with Conservation International. Proceeds of the fun run will be used for the reforestration of 20 hectares of mangroves at Calatagan, Batangas.

RUN FOR THE MANGROVES                                                                                                         October 19, 2013                                                                                                                               Bonifacio Global City                                                                                                                         3k / 5k/ 10k  (Gun Start 4:30AM)                                                                                                   Registration Fees at only P500.00 for either 3k, 5k or 10k distances

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PRESS RELEASE:

Did you know that the center of the center of the world’s marine shorefish 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 is regarded as the center of the center of the world’s marine shorefish biodiversity.  It provides critical ecosystem services to support the livelihoods and food security over seven million people through livelihoods and food security.

But this way of life is threatened by climate change; the impacts of which affect not only the region’s fragile ecosystems and species, but also the communities that rely on fishing and tourism for their livelihood, and mangroves for coastal protection from storms.

The Consular Corps of the Philippines, the professional organization of career and honorary consuls for the Philippines, in an effort to protect and promote the Verde Island Passage’s ecological sustainability and biodiversity, planted 30,000 mangrove seedlings in Baco, Oriental Mindoro in 2011. This year, the Consular Corps furthers its Verde Island Passage’s protection efforts by committing to rehabilitate 20 hectares of mangrove forests in Calatagan, Batangas.

This is the power, the impetus behind the RUN FOR THE MANGROVES fun run on 19 October 2013, 4:30AM, at the Bonifacio Global City.

In behalf of the Consular Corps of the Philippines, we earnestly seek your kind support by helping us get the word out to your circle of runner-friends and blog followers.  The full details of the fun run are in the attached project brief and also posted at www.facebook.com/RunForTheMangrovesPH or here: http://goo.gl/oI2ULb.

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