What mangroves mean to the people of Salay, Mindanao: A perception survey to gather insights into the knowledge, attitudes and needs of the local community

What mangroves mean to the people of Salay, Mindanao: A perception survey to gather insights into the knowledge, attitudes and needs of the local community

“Mangroves are storm and wave protectors” Salay community member We recently conducted a perception survey with the Mangrove Organization in Salay, a municipality located in the northern region of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. It was a semi-structured survey to understand the people’s: (i) knowledge about mangroves, (ii) attitudes toward restoration efforts, and (iii) needs in the restoration process. Understanding their needs will help us develop informational and educational materials as well as training modules on restoration. Doing this also shows that we are a community and that we value the trust the people place in us by sharing their...

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Ocean Storybooks available in Spotify!

Ocean Storybooks available in Spotify!

Ocean Adventures with Cory and There are Underwater Cities are both now in Spotify under Grounded Radio for Kids. We partnered with Grounded Radio in the goal of spreading awareness about our marine life especially mangroves and coral reefs with other local audience who uses podcast. It’s also another way to enhance local kids appreciation for our marine life. Have you already listened to it? We wanted you to take a break, inhale and take your mind to the vastness of the ocean. “There are Cities Underwater” is a mangrove storybook written by Ana Rita Silva, Pedro Moreira, Marta Reis...

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Smart Buoy for Coral Reef Health

Smart Buoy for Coral Reef Health

Real-time technology is now within reach these days. Our team deployed a real-time temperature sensor in the Municipality of Lian, Batangas which is an in-kind grant to monitor temperature changes that will affect coral reef health in the area. This is the first smart temperature buoy deployed in the Philippines for coral reef temperature monitoring! The buoy will be deployed for a year to track changes at below surface temperature (1 meter) and temperature at 10 meters. With the technical support of the De La Salle University (DLSU) Shore team, the local environment officer and the local fisherfolk community of...

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