Mangrove Research in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon

The project team (Dr. Severino G. Salmo III and John Ryan Navidad)  with the SEAMANCOR Eco-Developers Inc.  of Sorsogon who provided field assistance. Photo by: John Ryan Navidad

The project team together with SEAMANCOR staff  traversed the mangrove areas of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon by boat in order to validate the presence of natural, replanted, and mangrove-colonized stands. The SEAMANCOR, stands for Seagrass, Mangrove, and Corals, is a people’s organization that aims to protect coastal resources and provide livelihoods to the community.

A majestic path between the planted mangroves of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon. This is a 30-yr old planted mangrove site dominated by Rhizophora stylosa. Photo by John Ryan Navidad
Different mangrove stands in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon (from left to right: natural stand, naturally-recolonized stand, and planted stand).

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