Eastern Visayas faces threats from periodic typhoons which cause significant damage and fatalities, devastating communities and livelihoods. These cyclones strike with ferocious regularity and severely affect coastal communities that lack mountains or other natural features to protect them. This project proposes the creation of a campaign to better shore up mangroves which offer natural protection against storm surge and reduce erosion from cyclones. Mangroves will also break the effects of stormy winds, providing some cover for villages. As a component of the effort, the local communities will be trained in how to prepare for disasters and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards.