Parks for the people
Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, is situated in the hot desert region of the Middle East, so you might think that it lacks natural flora and fauna.
Happily, however, its government has created beautiful parks for its citizens—in fact, it has 2,000 well-maintained public gardens for people to walk around. Some even have mangroves with herons and flamingos!
The government has had to run hoses to irrigate the trees and flowering plants to make sure that they survive the searing heat.
The Philippines is a tropical country with abundant rain. But there are few public gardens with trees and ornamental flowering plants around.
So, we urge our government officials and influential individuals: Build more parks for the people!
Families who own haciendas can donate land for the public to benefit from. And developers of commercial establishments and shopping malls should take care of future generations by creating environmental havens for all sorts of living creatures!
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