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Research Title Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Mangroves in Camotes Island, Cebu, Philippines (Year 1 of 1)
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Research Duration Start:
1 January 2020
31 December 2020
Research Location CTU (Cebu)
Research Description The study was conducted because mangroves is one of the blue carbon sequester which should be assessed to determine the amount of carbon utilized for photosynthesis hence, mitigating climate change effects in Camotes Island in particular to the whole world in general will be known.
Research Objectives General: This project generally aims to determine the current status of mangrove communities in Camotes Islands, Cebu for the formulation of appropriate and suitable conservation strategies. Specifically this project aims to: 1. To determine the species diversity of mangrove communities in terms of the population of true mangroves and associated species, stand structure, planktons, and infaunal assessment; 2. To identify enterprising activities in mangrove areas and explore the changes in land-use patterns in mangrove areas (i.e. Eco Park Conservation into Residential, industrial areas); 3. To document the history of conservation inititatives and rehabilitation efforts made in mangrove areas; 4. To draft policy recommendations for the conservation of magroves in Camotes Islands.
Research Beneficiary(ies) LGU of San Francisco, Poro, Tudela and Pilar
Research Accoplishments [CY 2020] Biodiversity Assessment 1. Monograph of Species of Mangroves in Camotes Island 2. Species listing of Associated species both flora and fauna 3. Preserved specimen for herbarium and museum displays Business in Mangroves 1. Paper on the different business in Mangroves: Their Effects and Marketing 2. Proposed Manual on Enterprising with nature 3. Zoning of Mangroves in Camotes Islands reflective of gleaning, research and conservation or recovery zone 1. Gleaning zone 2. Conservation zone 3. Research zone 4. Recovery zone 4. Improved/Enhanced Post Harvest plan of Mangrove Products in Camotes Island. a. Imbao and other shellfish processing b. Nipa single pretreatment and processing c. Product development Conservation Efforts 1. A Critique Paper on the Conservation Efforts of the Different Sectors Involved in Mangrove Conservation 2. Propose Mangrove Conservation Plan 3. Policy Paper on Mangrove Conservation in Camotes Island to acted upon by the LGU a. Mangrove fauna size limit and closed season proposal Rehabilitation Efforts plan 1. Mangrove replanting based on the zonation of mangroves 2. Guide on Mangrove Rehabilitation Plan 3. Policy paper for mangrove rehabilitation 4. Fisher folks Alternative Livelihood Plan 5. Mangrove nursery establishment Production of IEC Materials 1. for dissemination of papers (Public Hearing) Presentation of the results by Municipalities
Total Research Cost ₱4,124,457.60
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CTU (Cebu)

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Code DG CY2020 8318
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Sector Natural Sciences
Actual Sector Environmental
Related sectors Plant Science
Entry revision: February 2021