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April 14, 2015

MUSIC FOR RELIEF PARTNERS WITH WILDCOAST TO CONSERVE MANGROVES

Fay Cevoshay
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This year Music for Relief has partnered with WiLDCOAST to protect and conserve 61 miles of mangroves in Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico. 

Music for Relief was founded by the band Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Since inception in 2005 Music for Relief has raised over $7 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including Hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010 and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 

MFR has organized benefit concerts, online auctions and events with multi-platinum musicians and celebrities to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need. Music for Relief has also planted over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming.

"We are very honored to partner with Music For Relief to conserve mangroves. Mangroves are among the most productive and biologically complex ecosystems on earth. Birds roost in the canopy, shellfish attach themselves to the roots, and they provide nursery grounds for fish," said Serge Dedina, Executive Director of WILDCOAST.

Mangroves also provide protection and shelter against extreme weather events, such as storm winds, floods, and tsunamis dissipating the energy of the waves, mitigating damage and saving lives.