Anchor Land Supports Nationwide Forest Restoration Program
Flooding and landslides have become natural occurrences in the Philippines just as much as the natural calamities that hit the tropical country every rainy season. While the archipelago teems with diverse ecosystems, the people continue to suffer from the aftermath of typhoons and heavy rainfall brought by monsoons.
The tangible causes are found in our forests. Many mountains are now bald and natural habitats have been compromised, leaving many areas unprotected from destruction. While the information drive on the state of our ecosystems are heightened, only a few have responded to the call to restore the once safe haven in our forests.
Upscale property developer Anchor Land has responded to the urgency of restoration of trees in key biodiversity areas. Led by the environmental organization Haribon Foundation, Anchor Land took part in planting 1,250 seedlings of native trees in Mount Cristobal in San Pablo, Laguna. Over 30 employees of Anchor Land trekked the steep terrain of the 1,470-meter high mountain to help in planting a hectare of native trees.
“The support we have been receiving from Anchor Land the past years goes a long way in the restoration of our forests,” Haribon Foundation Partnership Development Unit Officer-in-Charge Stephanie T. Lim said.
In 2016, Anchor Land donated 1,250 seedlings to fill a hectare of land at Mount Banahaw in Nagcarlan, Laguna.
Since 2006, Haribon has conducted tree-planting activities every year as part of its grand initiative in restoring one million hectares of denuded forests throughout the country. This nationwide project is carried out in cooperation with communities, local government units, indigenous people and private sector groups such as Anchor Land.