Mangrove Research in Oriental Mindoro

Courtesy visit with the Provincial Department of Agriculture.
Top L-R Dr. Sev Salmo (Project Leader),  John Ryan Navidad (Research Assistant),  Christine M. Pine ( Provincial Agriculturist), Marilyn Alcañices (PAgO Fisheries Division Head)

Courtesy visit with the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAgO) of Mindoro was held prior to field sampling. The PAgO assisted the team in locating possible project sites and coordinating with the municipal governments to secure sampling permits.

Mindoro field team consisting of staff from Mindoro State University and field assistants from Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro
Different mangrove stands in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro (from left to right: Planted, naturally-recolonized stand, and Natural). Photos by: John Ryan Navidad

Site validation and preliminary field sampling were conducted and took place on 21-24 March 2022. With the team from MinSU and LGU, the project team was able to document Natural, Replanted and Naturally-recolonized  Mangrove Stands.

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