State of the Mangrove Summit

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2015: State of the Mangrove Summit: Southern Luzon Proceedings

About the cover: With climate change upon us, stronger and more frequent typhoons and sea level rise threaten the survival of both mangroves and communities along the Philippine coasts. Mangroves are special trees that help buffer our coasts and efficiently absorb excess carbon dioxide from the air. However, mangrove forests have been decimated through decades of clearing and unsustainable human activities. Looking past the short-sighted gains, coastal communities and local governments now know that they need the living fortresses, sustainable food, and valuable products and services that mangrove ecosystems provide. Good governance is key to restoring the resilience of mangrove habitats and improving the plight of communities that depend on them.

Highlighted (in dark green) on the Philippine map are the eight provinces of Southern Luzon that are featured in the following Proceedings. The icons show the relative status of the mangrove forests per province–from healthy to degraded. Also highlighted (in light green) are Northwestern Luzon provinces that were featured in the 1st Mangrove Summit Proceedings. 

Front Matter
 
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List of Acronyms
 
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Messages

Message from Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista
 
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Message from Dir. Henry A. Adornado
 
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vi
Message from Mr. Enrique Nuñez Jr.
 
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vii-viii
Introduction and Overview
 
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1-3

Status of Mangroves per Province

State of the Mangroves in Marinduque
Severino G. Salmo III, Abigail Marie T. Favis, Marie Nathalie S. Ting, Anne Brigitte U. Lim
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4-6
State of the Mangroves in Romblon
Engr. Raymund G. Inocencio
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7-11
State of the Mangroves in Palawan
Atty. Noel E Aquino
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12-13
State of the Mangroves in Occidental Mindoro
Elmer Vela Cruz, Maria Josella Pangilinan
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14-15
State of the Mangroves in Oriental Mindoro
Marilyn M. Alcanices
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16-20
State of the Mangroves in Batangas
Engr. Lorena A. Candava
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21-25
State of the Mangroves in Cavite
Severino G. Salmo III, Abigail Marie T. Favis, Marie Nathalie S. Ting, Anne Brigitte U. Lim
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26-28
State of the Mangroves in the National Capital Region
Renz Marion B. Gamido, Rey M.T. Aguinaldo, For. Carlito P. Castañeda
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29-30

Technical Presentations

Status of Mangroves and Mangrove Management in the Philippines
Carmelita I. Villamor, Ph.D.
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31-32
Mangrove Forest Extent Mapping in Southwestern Luzon Using 2015 Landsat Imagery
Al Jayson G. Songcuan, Alvin B. Baloloy, Ariel C. Blanco, Laura T. David, Gay Amabelle Go, Ivy Elaine Cadalzo, Mia Shaira Estabillo, Rey Rusty Quides, Ayin Tamondong
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33-40
Resiliency and Vulnerability of the Coastal Zone Against Sea Level Rise
Samuel S. Mamauag, Ph.D.
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41-43
Integrating Mangrove Ecosystems Approaches to Integrate Coastal Management
Porfirio M. Aliño, Ph.D.
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44-47
Blue Carbon Initiatives in the Philippines
Ma. Josella Pangilinan
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48-49
Status of Mangrove Research and Management in the Philippines: Challenges and Opportunities
Miguel D. Fortes, Ph.D., Severino Salmo III, Ph.D.
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50-60
Workshop Output
 
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58-60
State of the Mangroves in Southern Luzon: A Synthesis of Experiences, Lessons, and Management Recommendations
Marie Nathalie S. Ting, Abigail Marie T. Favis, Anne Brigitte Lim, Severino G. Salmo III
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61-70
Directory of Participants
 
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71-73
Appendices
 
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74-113
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