Mangrove restoration work with communities

Mangrove restoration work with communities

The Oceanus pillars for restoration work are as follows     : 1) Biophysical assessment 2) Community participation 3) Institutional support from the Local Government Unit of Salay       We believe these are the essential components for meaningful restoration work. After months of assessment, discussion, and agreement with the local government of Salay, we were able to purchase 1,500 seedlings and create a mangrove seedling nursery in Misamis Oriental. We planted 550 seedlings in the months of September to November 2021. The communities of Looc and Casulog, which are part of the Municipality of Salay, helped in planting Avicennia species in their...

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Oceanus is featured in RESTORies!

Oceanus is featured in RESTORies!

If you are working in restoration, I bet you already heard of Restor. But to those of you who is unfamiliar of it, Restor is a science-based open data platform that connects all restoration practitioners around the world. It also features your site, what you need such as funding, volunteers and other necessities that your team needs to conduct restoration work. The most interesting about Restor is that it combines most scientific data in literature and came up with a visual platform. It shows you what species are present in your site, and how much carbon there is being stored....

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Mangroves and Community : Oceanus Conservation spoke at the Side event in COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

Mangroves and Community : Oceanus Conservation spoke at the Side event in COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

After a 2-week long negotiations by country delegates, and side events, about 50,000 participants attended online and in-person to share solutions, ideas and build partnerships. We heard many encouraging statements such as leaders representing 90% of the world’s forests pledge to halt deforestation by 2030. EU and US and other 100 countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 2030. The private sector also showed great engagement to help finance and limit warming to 1.5 degree Celsius. These are all great promises and we look forward to local actions and translating this to financing on the ground to support small NGOs...

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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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