While travelling through Bani in the Philippines, I was invited to plant mangroves at Bangrin Marine Protected Area - a 42-hectare mangrove forest named the Philippines' 13th best Bird Watching Site. Accredited as an Eco-Tour Facility, Bangrin is a sanctuary to some 121 bird species and ten species of mangroves.
After walking the very fun 510-metre bamboo boardwalk, I planted 6 mangroves and ventured through the mangrove forest on a kayak. It was low tide and one could very clearly see the abundance of marine life in the waters. It's a stunning place to visit!
Thank you to Mayor Marcello Navarro, his family and friends for arranging my very special tour. Thank you for caring for the environment and for encouraging visitors to plant mangroves at the facility. I plan to return to catch the dawn chorus next time!