AQD conducts mangrove course for POs, LGUs and NGOs

By Development Communication Section

“The training has taught us to be more confident and has given us the right technical knowledge on how to plant mangroves the right way, in which we will be able to save money, time and manpower,” said Ms. Brenda Grafil, an agricultural technologist of Gen. MacArthur, a town in eastern Samar.

Ms. Grafil together with 19 other participants completed the four-day “Mangrove conservation, management and rehabilitation” course on 14 March. The participants were from people’s organizations (POs), eastern Samar local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs). The course had lectures on mangrove biology and ecology, taxonomy, and community structures with corresponding field work held in Ajuy, Iloilo and Ibajay, Aklan.

The training was part of the environmental rehabilitation project (with focus on marine protected areas and mangroves) of Foundation for the Philippine Environment. It was carried out in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London-Philippines and AQD.

Participants identify mangrove species in Ibajay, Aklan
Participants identify mangrove species in Ibajay, Aklan
Trainees learn proper outplanting (left) and bagging of mangrove seedlings
Trainees learn proper outplanting (left) and bagging of mangrove seedlings
Planting of mangrove seedlings in Ajuy, Iloilo
Planting of mangrove seedlings in Ajuy, Iloilo

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