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Tridacna squamosa, one of eight species of giant clams found in the Philippines, was sighted at the Colorada Marine Protected Area (MPA) where the Masbate Gold Project (MGP) deployed Reef Balls in a bid to rehabilitate the area. The MPA located in Aroroy, Masbate was heavily damaged by illegal and dynamite fishing in the past. Two other species of giant clams: Tridacna maxima and Tridacna gigas were also seen within the MPA and were found out to be “natural recruits,” indicating the that the reef is coming back to life. As of June 2022, PGPRC has deployed 2,743 Reef Balls, and propagated and planted approximately 40,482 coral fragments. To complement the rehabilitation of the MPA, PGPRC is also conducting a mangrove reforestation program and has planted 510,000 mangrove seedlings covering an area of approximately 115 hectares to date.