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‘Pyramids’ planted to revive Philippine corals

February 10, 2012
"This is like putting garden soil for ideal growth on land. We are doing the same concept in the sea,"
- Jose Rodriguez, vice chairman of the group

Thousands of small 'pyramids' are being planted off the Philippines' famous Boracay resort island in an effort to bring its nearly destroyed coral reefs back to life, an environment group said Thursday.

Over 300 of the structures were planted this week off Boracay's coast and eventually about 5,000 will be placed in the sea, according to Sangkalikasan (Nature) which is behind the effort.

The areas where the reefbuds are being planted will be declared off-limits to jet skis, boats that drop anchor and other forms of recreation that led to the initial damage, according to Tayag.

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