Mangroves on a Landfill

On a reclaimed island at the mouth of the Pasig River, in Manila, 300 mangrove trees grow on a substrate of garbage and sand. Planted a decade ago by informal settlers, and cared for daily since then, the grove reflects a community’s struggle for respect and equal partnership in shaping the environmental agenda for their home.

Informal settlers in Baseco, Manila, struggle to win respect and equal partnership in shaping the environmental agenda for their home.

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