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Mangrove assessment marks World Mangrove Day

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- The Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (CaPENRO) led a participatory mangrove assessment on July 27 to 29 in President Roxas town, marking the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem.

The occasion, also known as World Mangrove Day, is slated every July 26 each year to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

The three-day activity was in partnership with the Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIKAT Inc.) and with the assistance from the Capiz Ecology and Conservation Center, Capiz State University, local government unit of President Roxas and barangay officials of Madulano and Pinamihagan in the municipality.

SIKAT is a non-government organization which aims to enhance coastal community resiliency by implementing Community-based Coastal Resource Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, and promoting good governance practices in the country.

Several groups, including Capiz Eco-Youth Volunteers, on-the-job training students from Capiz State University - Dayao Satellite College, research volunteers from Fisheries and Food Research Development Center (FFRDC) and members of the Madulano Mangrove Association and Pinamihagan Fisherfolk Association, came together to ensure the success of the initiative.

The assessment process involved table assessment and ocular visits to determine the total mangrove area and as well as map out prospect sampling sites.

Transect walks were conducted to measure the distance from point 0 to point 100 of each sampling site, with a 30-50-meter easement perpendicular to the shore, to check the current status of

the proposed mangrove protected area by assessing the growth, survival and regeneration rate of the mangrove forest.

The efforts were aimed at promoting better biodiversity conservation planning and management in the area.

It also intends to raise awareness about the importance of mangroves in maintaining ecological balance and inspire more people to actively participate in the conservation of these crucial ecosystems. (AGP/AAL/PIA Capiz with reports and photos from CaPENRO)

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