Tag: mangroverestoration

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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!
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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...

Blue Carbon Ecosystems:Climatological and Socio-economic Impacts of Mangrove Restoration in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
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Blue Carbon Ecosystems:Climatological and Socio-economic Impacts of Mangrove Restoration in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Mangroves for climate mitigation Mangroves are part of the blue carbon ecosystems (BCE). These are highly productive coastal ecosystems that can store large amounts of carbon in the atmosphere. In this case, mangroves store and sequester substantial amounts of carbon in their aboveground biomass (bark, leaves, branches) and belowground biomass (soil sediment) accumulated. Certainly, mangrove blue carbon ecosystems...

Capacity-Building Training on Mangrove Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Conservation in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur
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Capacity-Building Training on Mangrove Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Conservation in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur

Mangroves in the Philippines We have the common knowledge that whenever we encounter a plant or tree species, we always end up with one conclusion. They absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Conversely, they are called autotrophs. They are organisms that can make their food. And in the process, they support humans and other living things...

Blue Carbon Project: A one-day training on the Propagation of Sonneratia alba seedlings for the community in Salay, Misamis Oriental
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Blue Carbon Project: A one-day training on the Propagation of Sonneratia alba seedlings for the community in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Our Mission As part of our blue carbon project, Oceanus Conservation aims to contribute to the conservation, education, and overall community development of Filipinos. We are organizing training for our partner communities to provide ecosystem services. This would pertain to food security in the years to come and create a sustainable and lasting impact.  Knowledge...

Presentation at the 2nd National Blue Carbon Symposium
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Presentation at the 2nd National Blue Carbon Symposium

Blue Carbon Initiative Seagrass and mangroves are the coastal blue carbon ecosystems of the tropical regions. With this, the BlueCARES Project, a research project of the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia organized its 2nd National Blue Carbon Symposium, an avenue where scientists and practitioners engage and discuss climate-related issues and initiatives. Mangrove Restoration Oceanus Conservation focuses...

Spotlighting Mangroves in the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022
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Spotlighting Mangroves in the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022

With the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the world’s deep-rooted problems arose. Evidently, climate change, pollution, and the health system are just a few of the many issues that the pandemic is highlighting. This require a major structural change and shared solutions that are rooted in the Sustainable Development Goals in order to...

Building a Better World: Mangroves in Minecraft
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Building a Better World: Mangroves in Minecraft

For over a decade, humans have been responsible for over 60% of mangrove loss. It painted a painful picture of the possibility of losing more mangroves and the ability to restore them. However, great efforts in restoration, replanting, and conservation had made these past few years. With this, there has been a slow decline in...

Mangrove Restoration in Northern Mindanao and La Union
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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...