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Hands On Manila, Earth Island Institute Philippines and Save Freedom Island Movement will be spearheading a coastal clean-up and mangrove planting of a part of Manila Bay, particularly at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-tourism Area (LPPCHEA) or commonly known as Freedom Island and Long Island.
It's the last remaining wetlands of mangroves and salt marshes in Metro Manila that serves as a bird sanctuary for more than 80 bird species and commercially valuable marine creatures. Said bird and marine sanctuary was declared as a critical habitat in 2007 by Proclamation No: 1412. But, ironically, it is presently bombarded with threats of relentless garbage disposal and the impending reclamation project of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA).