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Repairing Earthquake Damage in the Philippines

November 26, 2013

This week Seacology approved a maintenance grant to repair a boardwalk on Bohol Island damaged by a major earthquake in mid October.

We originally funded the construction of this 800-meter boardwalk, which winds through a mangrove forest near Bangaray San Vicente, in order to promote ecotourism and support the conservation of the mangroves.

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol Island on October 15, killing 222, injuring 800 more, and displacing 75,000 families. The region was still recovering when Typhoon Haiyan hit just a few weeks later.