Category: Restoration

Post

Restoring abandoned fishponds in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur

Mangroves are a salt-tolerant plant that occurs within the coastal belt. They are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. It is known for its numerous ecosystem services critical to environmental health and human well-being. Mangroves have great potential to lessen the adverse effects of climate change and mitigate the harm natural coastal hazards cause to...

We were featured in Grid Magazine!
Post

We were featured in Grid Magazine!

Just in time for Wetlands Day this February 2, 2024, Grid Magazine featured Oceanus Conservation and our continuous efforts to showcase the beauty of mangrove ecosystems across the Philippines! Blue carbon restoration also encompasses other coastal wetlands that store carbon such as seagrasses and tidal marshes. Despite the importance of mangroves in the Philippines and...

Mangrove Restoration in Northern Mindanao and La Union
Post

Mangrove Restoration in Northern Mindanao and La Union

Oceanus Conservation focuses on the blue carbon initiative and nature-based solutions as a way to mitigate climate change. Our mangrove restoration projects aim to restore and protect mangrove forests by working with local communities in the Philippines. Two of our project sites are communities in Looc, Salay, Northern Mindanao, and Aringay, La Union.  Mangroves are...

Mangrove restoration work with communities
Post

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...

Oceanus is featured in RESTORies!
Post

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...

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
Post

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...