Volume 5 - Guidelines for community-based rehabilitation of mangroves
Of the approximately 400,290 ha of mangrove areas of the Philippines, only 117,700 ha exists (Forest Statistics, 1995). This alarming situation has called for an immediate action on the part of the government giving rise to the DENR's Coastal Environment Program (CEP) of which mangrove rehabilitation is an integral component. The CEP brings into fore the community-based strategy wherein our coastal communities would be trained to be more responsive and responsible stewards of the coastal environment.
In support to the CEP, the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) has formulated/developed Guidelines for Community-Based Rehabilitation of Mangroves for development workers, NGOs and POs. This material contains instructions for community organizing, nursery establishment (propagation, collection, handling and transport of mangrove seedlings) and plantation establishment and management.