Bernardita G. Quevedo, Fabio C. Ruaza, Jr.


The study on mangroves in managed and unmanaged mangrove forests in Lianga Bay was conducted to benchmark information on the mangrove species composition, diversity, density and resource utilization as well as the management initiatives for future policy formulation for sustainable management. Thirty (30) species of mangroves were identified in the managed mangrove forest. Rhizophora apiculata was found to be the most dominant species structuring the managed and unmanaged mangrove communities of Lianga Bay. The least species accounted were the Barringtonia racemosa, Camptostemon phillipinensis and Ceriops decandra. Nypa fruticans was among the variety of mangrove species utilized for production of shingles, vinegar, food, and native wine. Other noted resource utilization of the mangroves includes firewood, charcoal, fences, and poles were observed mostly in unmanaged mangrove forest of Lianga Bay. Management intervention in all the managed mangrove forests helped in the preservation and conservation advocacy of the national government being initiated by the Community-Based Resource Management Project (CBRMP) in collaboration with the Department of the Natural Resources, the academe, Non-government organization, Non-government agencies and the steward-beneficiaries in the barangays and municipalities.


mangroves, managed, unmanaged, mangrove forests, Lianga Bay

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