Community-Based Initiatives in Mangroves Ecosystem Protection

Delicia C Inghug, Emma P. Sios-E


The involvement of local communities in mangrove protection is given recognition around the globe especially in tropical countries like the Philippines. The study identifies the community-based initiatives in mangrove ecosystem protection of the public organization in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. With the use of qualitative type of research involving focal group discussion among the respondents, the results reveal that the public organization conducts reforestation, forest protection and control, production of mangrove seedlings, linkage with other organizations and future planning not only to strengthen the mangrove protection but also for ecotourism purpose.
Keywords: Community-based initiatives, Mangroves protection, Mangrove rehabilitation

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