Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families

by Philippine Business for Social Progress
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families
Adopt 10000 Haiyan-hit Farmer-Fisher-Families

UPDATES:

As PBSP completed the establishment of 36.25 hectares of mangrove reforestation sites in the municipalities of Madridejos and Daanbantayan, the accompanying photos show the growth of the mangroves and where additional mangroves have been planted, part of the maintenance of the sites.  Survival rate is still at 80%.

New mangroves were planted in the shores of Brgy. Tapilon, to mitigate erosion and minimize sedimentation in coral reefs and seagrass beds. The mangroves are also expected to someday increase the population of fish, shells and crustaceans which can be source of food and income for the residents of the community.  (PBSP_mangrove.photo001)

New mangroves were planted in places where fishing boats docks to someday act as cover against strong waves that might damage the boats. (PBSP_mangrove.photo002)

New mangroves were planted beside a road in going to Brgy. Tapilon to minimize impact of waves on the seawall. (PBSP_mangrove.photo003)

The mangrove nursery has been established in Brgy. Poblacion, Daanbantayan, Cebu which consist of a nursery bed for the seedlings, a water tank and a bunkhouse. (PBSP_mangrove.photo004, 005, 006)

 

BENEFITS AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES

For your generous support to the project, at least 72 fisherfolks were directly benefited, wherein beneficiaries earned additional income from supplying mangrove seedlings and maintenance of the reforested sites.  It is estimated that about 1,800 fisherfolks will benefit indirectly from this project, too.

The project is expected to provide numerous benefits both to the marine environment and people for years to come. Mangroves serve as breeding and nursery grounds to a large variety of fish, crab, shrimp, and mollusk. For coastal protection, mangroves are nature's shield against large waves, storm surges and strong winds.  Mangrove forests can also be good source of construction materials, fuel and fodder.  Given the diversity of organisms inhabiting mangrove systems, and their proximity in many cases to other tourist attractions such as coral reefs and sandy beaches, mangrove forests are potential source of income from recreation and tourism activities.

However, the aforementioned benefits can only be attained if proper management plan is installed and all stakeholders (government, businesses and local community) are harmoniously working together; a management plan which will regulate activities in the mangroves, such as fishing, tourism research and local community’s needs. When well managed, mangroves can ensure sustainable yields of resources and provide secure long-term employment and income to people benefiting from it.

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The Global Giving Mangrove Reforestation Project is a two-year initiative which aims for the rehabilitation of Northern Cebu’s mangrove habitat which sustained considerable loss from Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) last November 2013.  

The first component of the project involves the planting of 362,500 seedlings of species Rhizophora stylosa and Avicennia marina along the coast of barangays Agujo, Tominjao and Tapilon in the Municipality of Daanbantayan and in Brgy. Kaongkod in the Municipality of Madridejos. Partner LGUs thru their Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) have identified the reforestation sites and the local communities were tapped for the supply of seedlings and workforce during the mangrove planting activities. At least 72 fisherfolks were directly benefited by this project, wherein beneficiaries earned additional income from supplying mangrove seedlings and maintenance of the reforested sites.

The second component is the maintenance of the reforestation area by the partner fisherfolks. This component entails replanting to replace the planted mangroves that did not thrive. They also perform year-round maintenance, which includes removal of tangled weeds and trash from growing mangrove plants, checking for plant disease, and quarterly inventory by an external surveyor to determine the survival rate and determine how many will be replanted.

UPDATES

Thank you to your generous donation to this project.  Based on the inventory conducted last May 2015, about 300,000 living mangroves have been accounted in the reforestation sites. The entire mangrove population is in excellent condition. No gross signs of diseases or other physical maladies that affect their growth have been observed. The high survival rate can be attributed to good location, committed communities and supportive project partners.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

As of end of October, we have already established 36.25 hectares mangrove reforestation sites in the municipalities of Madridejos and Daanbantayan, a mangrove nursery in Daanbantayan.  Overall, we have achieved 80% survival rate.  And on top of that  have organized fisherfolks to become stewards of the mangrove reforestation sites.

ACTIVITIES TO BE ACCOMPLISHED  until December 2016

PBSP will continue its project monitoring, conduct a final inventory and eventually turn it over to the Local Government Unit (LGU).  We are hopeful that you will continue to support this project.

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Area of Mangrove Reforestation in Brgy. Kaongkud
Area of Mangrove Reforestation in Brgy. Kaongkud

The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan forced the Philippines to consider what could have mitigated the storm surges and extreme weather conditions that are now expected to be the norm as a result of global climate change. Both environmentalists and scientists agree that mangroves can serve as “buffer” and shield human settlements from the maximum strength of storms. Still in line with the original objective of helping the fishermen and farmerfolks, PBSP’s Mangrove Rehabilitation Program in Bantayan plans to reforest at least 90 hectares of the island’s coastal areas.

Thank you for supporting our Mangrove Reforestation project in Bantayan island in Northern Cebu. Through your generosity, we were able to help communities reforest critical areas along the cost of Bantayan island which was badly-hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

Madridejos

Last May 3 and 17, 2015, PBSP facilitated the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Kaongkod and Malbago in the municipality of Madridejos. A total of 100,000 propagules of the species Rhizophora (90%) and seedling of Avicenmia (10%) were planted.

Based on the 1st inventory and sampling conducted last May 7, 2015, one hundred thousand (100,000) living mangroves have been estimated in the project site. Entire mangrove population is in excellent condition. No gross signs of diseases or other physical maladies that affect their growth have been observed. The high survival rate can be attributed to good location and the dedication of partner community in maintaining the site.

Daanbantayan

Last May 3 and 17, 2015 PBSP facilitated the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Agojo, Tapilon and Tuminjao in the municipality of Daanbantayan. A total of 250,000 propagules of the species Rhizophora (90%) and seedling of Avicenmia(10%) were planted.

Based on the 1st inventory and sampling conducted last May 6, 20135, two hundred thousand (200,000) living mangroves have been estimated in the project site. Entire mangrove population is in excellent condition. No gross signs of diseases or other physical maladies that affect their growth have been observed. The high survival rate can be attributed to good location and the dedication of partner community in maintaining the site.

Gratitude from the community

We consider this project almost complete pending the establishment of a nursery that will continue to supply mangrove seedlings to the communities. 

On behalf of the communities in Bantayan island and the municipality of Daanbantayan, we’d like to thank you for the support and we hope you’ll continue to support PBSP programs.

Area of Mangrove Reforestation in Brgy. Tuminjao
Area of Mangrove Reforestation in Brgy. Tuminjao
The ideal growth pattern for a mangrove seedling
The ideal growth pattern for a mangrove seedling
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PBSP together with our partners on the ground (since our last update) have already planted 100,000 propagules in ten (10 hectares) in 3 barangays in the municipality of Daanbantayan in the province of Cebu last March 3, 2015 for this project. We also had a meeting with the local office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the preparation of the planting for the remaining 15 hectares (150,000 propagules) in four (4) different barangays in Daanbantayan this coming March 17, 2015 to complete the target.

During the visit from Global Giving representatives last October 2014, we were also able to plant 10 hectares in Barangay Kaongkod and Malbago in the municipality of Madridejos in the province of Cebu.

This project engaged various stakeholders and aims to formulate future environmental management policies for the protection and preservation of the island’s ecosystem, achieve improved protection against natural disasters, ensure greater food security, and increased household incomes for local communities. It is expected to impact 2,600 households locally.

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Newly planted mangrove propagules in Bantayan,Cebu
Newly planted mangrove propagules in Bantayan,Cebu

The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan forced the Philippines to consider what could mitigate storm surges and extreme weather conditions that are now expected to be the norm as a result of global climate change. Both environmentalists and scientists agree that mangroves can serve as “buffer” and shield human settlements from the maximum strength of storms. Still in line with the original objective of helping the fishermen and farmerfolks affected by the typhoon, PBSP’s Mangrove Rehabilitation Program in Bantayan plans to reforest at least 90 hectares of the island’s coastal areas.

Through the generosity of the GlobalGiving Community, PBSP completed the reforestation of 10 hectares of mangrove cover of Bantayan Island last October 2014. Mangrove trees are an important ecosystem and its rehabilitation is needed to protect the communities from future harm caused by storm surges. It is expected to restore the breeding and spawning grounds of fish and aquatic species to support the livelihood of these communities, too.

On behalf of the fishermen and farmer-beneficiaries, thank you for your support.

Moving forward, PBSP targets to reforest 52 hectares more by end of September 2015 and needs your continuous support to make this happen. The pooled cash resources will provide for the planting of propagules, maintenance/re-planting and monitoring of the same for a year, community mobilization and engagement. The fisher folks will be the source of the propagules to be planted and will be tasked to maintain the reforested site.

This project will also engage various stakeholders and aims to formulate future environmental management policies for the protection and preservation of the island’s ecosystem, achieve improved protection against natural disasters, ensure greater food security, and increased household incomes for local communities. It is expected to impact 2,600 households locally.

PBSP also partnered with another organization that would train micro-entrepreneurs, the housewives of the farmers and fishermen, providing the beneficiaries with cash grant for the retail store makeover, loan facility for initial inventory and training/capacity-building. The presence of the retail stores is seen as vital in the whole ecosystem of flow of products and services within the community in order to stabilize prices.

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Philippine Business for Social Progress

Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines - Philippines
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Project Leader:
Mikhaella Joanna Brasileno
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

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