Kawit, Cavite is a town in the Philippines, closest to the capital of Manila that has witnessed the best parts of Philippine history. From witnessing the heroism of Filipinos in defending their country to the changes in the society since then, Kawit has been at the periphery of urban development due to its proximity to Manila.
But Kawit has also witnessed the decline of the environment especially its natural climate buffer, the mangrove trees which purpose is to steady itself in the rivers to serve as natural water wall from angry waters. The roots and trunks of Mangrove trees also serve as natural home to aquatic resources found in its bodies of water.
With agricultural decline and interest in farming in this archipelagic country in worrisome rate, we ask ourselves how are we going to make sure that every person in our future generation are able to experience the bounty of nature that we have experienced? How these purposeful mangrove trees do its job to protect the peoples, communities, livelihood, and aquatic resource alike since there was a decline in the population of these mangrove trees given the...